Alan Butkovitz announced he’s not running for Mayor in 2015. Anthony Williams and Lynne Abraham are set to announce on Wednesday. Former Mayor Ed Rendell is rumored to be contemplating a run. Doug Oliver, former PGW pr guy and press secretary for Mayor Michael Nutter, is exploring the possibility of running.
Butkovitz was talking about running for quite some time and seemed until recently intent upon running. However, some felt he’d have a hard time winning the Democratic primary election and there is doubt about his major union supporter, electrician’s union leader John Dougherty, supporting him over Councilman Darrell Clarke.