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Rendell backs Steinke for at-large Philly Council seat

Most endorsements don’t matter much, but a nod from Ed Rendell, the two-term mayor who remains very popular in Philadelphia, is one that’s much sought-after in a city election.

From Newsworks.org, April 20, 2015:

“Most endorsements don’t matter much, but a nod from Ed Rendell, the two-term mayor who remains very popular in Philadelphia, is one that’s much sought-after in a city election.

“Rendell stood among the lunchtime crowd at Reading Terminal Market Monday to throw his support behind Paul Steinke, the market’s former general manager who is running to represent the entire city as councilman at-large. The former governor recalled how Steinke persuaded merchants to open the market on Sundays, which Rendell said is now “one of the most lucrative days” for business.

“I believe he has the courage, the integrity and the willingness to work with people to bring Center City and the neighborhoods together,” Rendell said…

“This is an uphill fight, but I think we need change,” he said. “There’s some good people on City Council, but City Council’s performance on things like the PGW contract – it’s not good, hurt the city. We need to bring in some people who understand the broad view.”

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