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      U.S. Sen. Brown endorses Ed Fitzgerald for governor

      Sen. Brown along with Fitzgerald, drummed up support for Fitzgerald's campaign among Democratic supporters at Michael's Restaurant.

      U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) showed his support for Ohio gubernatorial candidate Ed Fitzgerald Friday morning.Sen. Brown along with Fitzgerald, drummed up support for Fitzgerald's campaign among Democratic supporters at Michael's Restaurant.The Cuyahoga County Executive made several trips throughout northwest Ohio in the summer, meeting residents and addressing his vision for Ohioans.WATCH: WNWO spoke to Fitzgerald about his platform Fitzgerald emphasized his need for job creation to Ohio by bringing new businesses into the state.Fitzgerald started his political career in local government as a city councilman, who later became Mayor of Lakewood. Fitzgerald worked as a FBI Special Agent, assigned to Organized Task Force in Chicago.Former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland announced his support for Fitzgerald in July.??There are a lot of votes up there that I didn??t get that I think Ed can get,?? said Strickland, referring to his failed campaign against Kasich in the 2010 Ohio Governor??s race.Incumbent Gov. John Kasich visited Fulton County in September at the Republican annual fall picnic. Gov. Kasich addressed how his leadership has progressed the economy of the state."We were a flyover country, but not anymore. CEO's across the country have moved us from the 48th most business friendly state to 23 with us jumping 13 places in the last year," explained Gov. Kasich.Fitzgerald is the only Democrat challenger to incumbent Gov. Kasich for the November 2014 election.