CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland’s mayor has kicked off his race for a third term at a campaign headquarters rally.
The Plain Dealer of Cleveland reports (http://bit.ly/13euvXS ) that supporters packed in Saturday to hear a succession of speakers praise Frank Jackson. The 67-year-old mayor says he is running again because he is one with the people of his city.
The former city council member first elected in 2005 has been praised for trying to turn around the Cleveland’s schools. But opponent Ken Lanci points to the district’s low grades on the state’s education report card. He runs a printing business in the city.
Both candidates are Democrats. Normally, a nonpartisan primary trims the field to two candidates, but they are the only ones running and will face off on the November ballot.