In this final episode, Ed Rendell discusses his accomplishments during his second term as Governor, the 2008 Presidential race, and his views on contemporary figures. He further delves into his core beliefs, and hopes for the future of politics.
Ed Rendell talks about his service as Chair of the Democratic National Committee during the 2000 Presidential election. He further delves into his 2002 Primary race for Governor against Bob Casey, leading to his first term as Pennsylvania’s 45th Governor. Gov. Rendell discusses notable events during that term including the legalization of gaming in Pennsylvania, state Budget negotiations, and the legislative pay raise of 2005.
Ed Rendell discusses his service as “America’s Mayor” in Philadelphia, including negotiations with labor, finding efficiency in city spending, funding public education, and the perennial problems of fighting crime and drugs in the inner city.
In this first episode, Ed Rendell relays stories of his early life in New York. He moved to the Keystone state to attend the University of Pennsylvania and later Villanova University School of Law. Gov. Rendell further talks about his service in the Army reserves, and what’s behind his early love of sports.
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