- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 20, 2014

CINCINNATI (AP) - Ohio’s governor is staying mum on his Democratic challenger’s recent campaign problems.

Republican Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik) told reporters Tuesday at a campaign stop in Cincinnati that he pays no attention to the other side.

Two top aides to Democrat Ed FitzGerald have left his campaign, forcing the Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH’-guh) County executive to readjust his strategy less than 50 days before early voting begins.

FitzGerald’s campaign manager Nick Buis (byoos) and communications director Daniel McElhatton (MAK’-uhl-haht’-uhn) have departed. Further staff announcements are expected by week’s end.

FitzGerald has been barraged with questions recently for lacking a permanent driver’s license for more than a decade, an issue brought to the surface by 2012 police records that showed him in parking lot at 4:30 a.m. with a woman who isn’t his wife.

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