Democrat asks high court to dismiss GOP lawsuit

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Democratic candidate for governor has asked the Ohio Supreme Court to toss out a Republican lawsuit trying to force him to release key-card data showing when he enters and leaves county buildings and parking facilities as the Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) County executive.

Attorneys for Ed FitzGerald say the lawsuit should be rejected on technical grounds because a supporting document wasn't filed.

The request filed Tuesday also says the Ohio Republican Party was already informed that FitzGerald's key-card data would not be released for security reasons.

Democrats have suggested FitzGerald's refusal to provide the records is similar to a decision by the administration of his GOP opponent. Gov. John Kasich's (KAY'-siks) administration has sought to block release of records detailing threats against the governor, because both involve a government leader's security.

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