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Some nostalgic for Rendell redux as Philly mayor

September 22, 2013
Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Some folks are nostalgic for Ed Rendell, now a former governor, to stop being the former mayor of Philadelphia.

Real estate developer Allan Domb tells the Philadelphia Inquirer (http://bit.ly/19qeo7u) says he's begun a "draft Ed" initiative in hopes of convincing Rendell to run for mayor in 2015.

Rendell was the city's mayor from 1991 to 2000 before serving two terms as governor.

The newspaper says that Rendell, through a spokesman, won't comment on the effort.

Some observers say it's far-fetched to believe the 69-year-old would run again, considering what he's able to earn in the private sector.

But Domb says the city and its financially failing schools need Rendell now more than ever, saying, "Who do you put in a basketball game with 44 seconds left and the everything on the line? Your best player."

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Information from: The Philadelphia Inquirer, http://www.philly.com

 
 

 

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