Editorial: Baltimore mayor’s race: Run, Jack, run?

It’s neither surprising nor at this point unwelcome news that Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young is reconsidering his insistence that he will not run to keep the office he recently inherited in next year’s election. During the period when former Mayor Catherine Pugh was deciding whether to resign amid the Healthy Holly scandal, Mr. Young’s lack of overt ambition probably made her less inclined to dig in her heels, and in the turmoil that accompanied her departure from office it offered voters some reassurance. After one mayor got caught using the prestige of office for her financial gain, it was helpful that Baltimore’s new leader voiced no interest in advancing even his political fortunes. (Balt. Sun)

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