Recently, they checked out a claim published late last month by the Cincinnati Enquirer in which FitzGerald, the former mayor of Lakewood, said he was the first Cuyahoga County official to endorse Barack Obama for president.
Politifact Ohio called that claim mostly false. They weren't able to prove that he wasn't the first — but neither was FitzGerald.
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