McCormack's team braces for final campaign push

Although not as well-heeled as some of his opponents in the race to become the first Cuyahoga county executive—the leader of the new county government—Tim McCormack and his campaign team have been gearing up for a strong finish.

With the Nov. 2 election little more than two weeks away, opponents like millionaire Ken Lanci have been able to clog the airways with a seemingly unending barrage of TV ads, while the McCormack forces have been limited to mailings and planting lawn signs around the county.

However, the McCormack team--operating out of its East 185th Street headquarters office, is hoping to close the campaign financing gap to some extent by holding a pair of fundraisers in the near future. The first is scheduled Oct. 16 at Cebars Tavern on East 185th from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., just before the start  to the Ohio State Buckeyes game against Wisconsin. For a $20 admission fee, supporters will receive food and drink tickets. “It’s going to be a great opportunity for local supporters to come out and show support for Tim,” says Euclid’s Kevin Gorman, one of Tim’s campaign lieutenants.   

“With only a few weeks left in the campaign, the strategy is to contact and reach as many voters as possible,” Gorman notes. “Mailers have been going out, and we have been delivering yard signs all over the county. Anyone who would like to request one, can contact the campaign office at (216) 481-0100. The office, open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, is located in the former Kollander Travel building at 971 East 185th Street.

As of the Observer deadline for this issue, McCormack’s team had not yet finalized plans for an “election watch” gathering.

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Volume 1, Issue 7, Posted 3:24 PM, 10.19.2010