Friday, September 11, 2015

Baltimore's mayor not running for reelection

In a hastily called morning press conference, Baltimore's embattled mayor, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, announced that she won't be running for re-election.

After the 1967 riots devastated Detroit, its mayor at the time, Jerome Cavanagh, also chose not to run again.

Widespread rioting, arson and looting have a way of ending political careers.


Holding My Nose said...

Just because Mayor SR-B is not running for re-election doesn't mean she is done with political office. Her remaining 15 months will cover the period of the criminal trials of the six BPD officers charged in connection with the death of Freddie Grey. Depending on how the #FreddieGreyShowTrial drama plays out she may have to deal with another round of riots, but she won't have to deal with the long aftermath as mayor of Charm City. I wouldn't be surprised to see her run for the state legislature or even for Congress. We have not seen the last of SR-B by a long shot.

John Ruberry said...

She is finished. Oh, she may run for office again. Detroit's Cavanagh run for governor in 1974--he lost.