There’s always a buildup for the City Club of Cleveland mayoral debate.

And while the contest between Mayor Frank Jackson and challenger Ken Lanci did not produce any game-changing moments, it did deliver some passion and apparent dislike between the two candidates.

It took a while for things to heat up. Both candidates heavily relied on scripts for opening remarks.

But later things got more personal.

Jackson portrayed Lanci as an outsider, a wealthy suburban businessman, who only recently moved back to the city of his birth.

Jackson said many of Lanci’s plans to help single-parent families and underachieving students were insulting and intended to make Lanci feel good.

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