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Ed Rendell
Ed Rendell

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Incumbent
Assumed office 
January 21, 2003
Lieutenant Catherine Baker Knoll
Preceded by Mark Schweiker

In office
1992 – December 21, 1999
Preceded by Wilson Goode
Succeeded by John F. Street

Born January 5, 1944 (1944-01-05) (age 64)
New York City, New York
Political party Democratic
Spouse Judge Marjorie O. Rendell
Alma mater University of Pennsylvania
Villanova University
Profession Attorney
Religion Judaism

Edward Gene "Ed" Rendell (born January 5, 1944) is an American politician and member of the Democratic Party. He was elected Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in 2002, and his term of office began January 21, 2003. He is currently a Member of the Democratic Governors Association Executive Committee, and also served as General Chairman of the Democratic National Committee during the 2000 presidential election. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the National Constitution Center [1] in Philadelphia, a museum dedicated to the U.S. Constitution. List of Pennsylvania Governors The office of Pennsylvania governor was created by the states Constitution of 1790. ... Open seat redirects here. ... is the 21st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Lieutenant Governor is a constitutional officer of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. ... 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Early life

Rendell was born in New York City to Jewish American parents Jesse T. Rendell and Emma Sloat; all four of his grandparents were immigrants from Russia.[1] He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1965 and a Juris Doctor from Villanova Law School in 1968. At the University of Pennsylvania he was a member of the Pi Lambda Phi fraternity. He served as a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Reserve from 1968 to 1974. New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... A Jewish American (also commonly American Jew) is an American (a citizen of the United States) of Jewish descent who maintains a connection to the Jewish community, either through actively practicing Judaism or through cultural and historical affiliation. ... A B.A. issued from the University of Tennessee. ... This article is about the private Ivy League university in Philadelphia. ... Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ... J.D. redirects here. ... Villanova University is a private university located in Radnor Township, a suburb northwest of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the United States. ... This article is about the private Ivy League university in Philadelphia. ... Pi Lambda Phi (ΠΛΦ or Pi Lam) is a college social fraternity founded by Frederick Manfred Werner, Louis Samter Levy, and Henry Mark Fisher at Yale University in 1895. ... Second Lieutenant is the lowest commissioned rank in many armed forces. ... The Army is the branch of the United States armed forces which has primary responsibility for land-based military operations. ...


Philadelphia District Attorney

Rendell was elected District Attorney of Philadelphia in 1977, defeating the incumbent Democratic DA, F. Emmett Fitzpatrick, in the primary election. Rendell ran a campaign that emphasized that he was new to the political scene and not tainted by corruption. He served two terms, leaving in 1986 to run for Governor of Pennsylvania. He was defeated in the Democratic primary for Governor by Robert P. Casey, Sr. A district attorney is, in some U.S. jurisdictions, the title of the local public official who represents the government in the prosecution of criminals. ... Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Quaker City Motto: Philadelphia maneto (Let brotherly love continue) Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Mayor John F. Street (D) Area    - City 369. ... For other uses, see Primary. ... “Robert Casey” redirects here. ...


The 1985 police confrontation and bombing of MOVE, an African-American commune, occurred during Rendell's tenure as District Attorney. It is alleged by survivor Ramona Africa that it was Rendell that orchestrated the bombing, which resulted numerous deaths of commune members, including women and children.[2] This article is about the organization MOVE. For other uses, see Move. ... Languages Predominantly American English Religions Protestantism (chiefly Baptist and Methodist); Roman Catholicism; Islam Related ethnic groups Sub-Saharan Africans and other African groups, some with Native American groups. ... A Commune is a kind of intentional community where most resources are shared and there is little or no personal property. ... Ramona Africa is sole survivor of the May 13th bombing day by the Police of Philadelphia and the FBI, who dropped C4 on the MOVE home, which killed 11 people (6 men&women and 5 children), ordered by Wilson Goode, mayor in Philadelphia during that time. ... This article is about explosive devices. ...


1980 Democratic National Convention

During 1980 Democratic National Convention then-District Attorney received 28 (0.84%) delegate votes for Vice President of the United States[3], although he was not a candidate. Incumbent Walter Mondale was renominated easily. The 1980 National Convention of the U.S. Democratic Party nominated President Jimmy Carter for President and Vice President Walter Mondale for Vice President. ... The Vice President of the United States[1] (sometimes referred to as VPOTUS[2] or Veep) is the first in the presidential line of succession, becoming the new President of the United States upon the death, resignation, or removal of the president. ... Walter Frederick Fritz Mondale (born January 5, 1928) is an American politician and member of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (largely established by former Vice President Hubert Humphrey). ...


Mayor of Philadelphia

Rendell ran for mayor of Philadelphia in 1991, his second mayoral campaign. In 1987, he ran for the Democratic nomination against the incumbent Mayor, W. Wilson Goode—a race in which some of the Philadelphia Black Clergy charged that Rendell reneged on a promise not to run against Goode- and lost. The fallout hung over Rendell as he entered the 1991 campaign, but he benefitted from a multi-candidate primary. In the Republican primary, the notable former Philadelphia Mayor, Frank L. Rizzo, won in a rough campaign against Ron Castille, who had resigned his office as District Attorney in order to run for mayor . There were rumors that Rizzo would play political hardball with Rendell (Rizzo was, in fact, the source of a derisive nickname for Rendell, "Fast Eddie"), the way Rizzo had done with Castille. Rizzo, however, died in the summer of 1991; in November, Rendell won by more than a 2-1 margin against Joseph M. Egan, Jr., Rizzo's replacement on the Republican ticket. [2] List of mayors of Philadelphia, arranged chronologically. ... W. Wilson Goode (1938 – ), the first African American Mayor of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was born into a family of tenant farmers in North Carolina around 1938. ... GOP redirects here. ... Frank Rizzo (full name Frank Lazarro Rizzo, October 23, 1920- July 16, 1991) served two terms as mayor of Philadelphia, from January 1972 to January 1980. ...


As mayor, Rendell inherited massive fiscal problems. The state legislature established a fiscal oversight board to monitor the City of Philadelphia's fiscal issues. During his career as mayor, Rendell cut a $250 million deficit; balanced Philadelphia's budget and oversaw five consecutive years of budget surpluses; reduced business and wage taxes for four consecutive years; implemented new revenue-generating initiatives, and dramatically improved services to Philadelphia neighborhoods. Rendell's cost-cutting policies brought him strong opposition from labor unions; however, he was re-elected in 1995, defeating Republican Joe Rocks with 80 percent of the vote. He resigned on December 21, 1999, shortly before the end of his term, to take up the chairmanship of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), and former Philadelphia City Council chairman (and mayor elect) John Street became mayor three weeks early. The Lawrence textile strike (1912), with soldiers surrounding peaceful demonstrators A trade union or labor union is an organization of workers who have banded together to achieve common goals in key areas of wages, hours, and working conditions. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... is the 355th day of the year (356th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Democratic National Committee (DNC) is the principal organization governing the United States Democratic Party on a day to day basis. ... City Hall from postcard, c. ... John Franklin Street (born October 15, 1943) is the 97th Mayor of the City of Philadelphia. ...


Rendell's first term as mayor was chronicled in a best-selling book A Prayer for the City by Buzz Bissinger. The author, a former journalist, was given practically unlimited access to the Mayor during that term. The New York Times called Rendell's job as mayor as "the most stunning turnaround in recent urban history." [3] Rendell was nicknamed "America's Mayor" by Al Gore and chaired the DNC during the 2000 presidential election. H. G. Buzz Bissinger is an author and Pulitzer Prize winning journalist. ... For other uses, see Journalist (disambiguation). ... The New York Times is an internationally known daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed in the United States and many other nations worldwide. ... This article is about the former Vice President of the United States. ... The United States presidential election of 2000 was a contest between the Democratic candidate Al Gore versus the Republican candidate of George W. Bush. ...


Governor of Pennsylvania

When he announced his intent to run for the Democratic Nomination for Governor of Pennsylvania, he did so without the backing of the state party. The Pennsylvania Democratic Party threw their support behind Bob Casey whom they saw as a more electable candidate against the liberal Rendell. In a bitter primary, Rendell won the nomination by winning only 10 out of 67 counties: Philadelphia and its suburbs: Bucks, Chester, Lancaster Montgomery and Delaware, its Lehigh Valley exurbs: Berks, Lehigh and Northampton, and Centre County, the home of Penn State University [4]. In the November 2002 gubernatorial election, he defeated Mike Fisher (R) 53% to 45%. Rendell won not only Philadelphia County, which is heavily Democratic, but also traditionally Republican suburbs of Philadelphia, largely due to his popularity as mayor of Philadelphia. These traditionally Republican voters who backed Rendell were dubbed Rendellicans by the media and were a key part of the success of his campaign[5]. Robert Patrick Casey, Jr. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Philadelphia County is a county located in the U.S. State of Pennsylvania. ...


The first piece of legislation Rendell initiated was The Plan for a New Pennsylvania.[6] The Plan proposed using slot machine revenue to reduce taxes by $1.5 billion (an average 30% decrease for homeowners) and included $687 million in increased education funding. The plan was to be paid for with a proposed income tax increase from 2.80% to 3.75% plus increased taxes on utilities and beer. The governor's plan passed but with a smaller tax increase to only 3.07% and increased education funding of $450 million. The final budget deal included additional taxes on cigarettes and utilities.[7] Slot machines in the Trump Taj Mahal A slot machine (American English), fruit machine (British English), or poker machine (Australian English) is a certain type of casino game. ...


Later that year, the Rendell administration also passed a prescription drug plan that covered older Pennsylvanians.


Rendell was heavily criticized for his stubbornness in passing his first fiscal year budget. Pennsylvania operated without a state education budget for almost six months. Rendell blue-lined that part of an austerity budget he proposed. He asked the GOP-controlled Legislature not to pass it, saying it only outlined his spending cuts and fiscal controls, not his new taxing and spending proposals. Instead, they passed it quickly. He then said he had no choice but to veto some major portion of the budget to make the GOP lawmakers negotiate with him. After almost six months he won an almost 10-percent income tax hike to fund his initiatives and close a budget gap, six days before Christmas 2003.


In his first year, Rendell created the Office of Management and Productivity with the goal of cutting $1 billion in administrative expenses by the end of his first term. One of the most widely touted successes from Rendell's productivity initiative was strategic sourcing in which he overhauled the Commonwealth's antiquated procurement system, leading to $180 million in annual savings and a quadrupling of Pennsylvania's minority and women owned business participation rate. Strategic sourcing is a systematic procurement process that continuously improves and re-evaluates the purchasing activities of a company. ...


In 2004, Rendell persuaded the Pennsylvania General Assembly to pass measures to legalize (and tax) slot machine parlors, with the revenues from these measures to be used to reduce property taxes. Prior to this legislation, the only legal forms of gambling in Pennsylvania were horse racing and the state-run lottery. Rendell has been criticized by many opponents of legalized gambling.[8] Capitol Building The Pennsylvania General Assembly is the U.S. state of Pennsylvanias legislative branch, seated at the states capital, Harrisburg. ... Gamble redirects here. ... Horse-racing is an equestrian sporting activity which has been practiced over the centuries; the chariot races of Roman times were an early example, as was the contest of the steeds of the god Odin and the giant Hrungnir in Norse mythology. ... The Pennsylvania Lottery is the state lottery of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. ...


In a compromise with the legislature, Rendell accepted a provision requiring that tax reductions only occur in areas where local school boards voted to accept the funding. Act 72 funding, as it came to be known, was accepted by only one fifth of Pennsylvania's school districts.


Following Act 72, Rendell and the Pennsylvania legislature are looking at other proposals to reduce property taxes, a key component of his 2002 campaign. The governor has said he is willing to consider legislation that changes Act 72. Legislative proposals have been made to force school districts to accept the money. Other proposed legislation would require the issue to be voted on in each district as a ballot question, rather than decided by school boards. Property tax relief and Act 72 are issues of great controversy and have been subject to political gridlock, so it is unclear when changes will be made or what is likely to happen next. Property tax, millage tax is an ad valorem tax that an owner of real estate or other property pays on the value of the property being taxed. ...


In 2005, Rendell received much criticism from the public and press for signing a controversial pay raise for legislators. Later, he signed the measure's repeal. In 2007, as a residual effect of the potent political power the pay raise issue had in central and western Pennsylvania, Rendell stepped up criticism of the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) and its executive salaries and expenses, following published newspaper reports, in an effort to leverage PHEAA's profits from federal student loan revenues to help finance the Commonwealh's need-based state grant program for undergraduate post-secondary education (both for grants and for the administration of the program). PHEAA, however, is not a direct state government department, created as a quasi-governmental agency in the 1960s by the Pennsylvania General Assembly and which is governed by a Board comprised primarily of members of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and Senate.


Rendell was a key initial supporter of the successful 2006 Democratic US Senate candidate Bob Casey Jr., who had run against him for the Democratic nomination for Governor in 2002.


Rendell also played a key role in securing a new multi-purpose arena for Pittsburgh which in turn kept the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh instead of relocating to another city outside of Pennsylvania. City nickname: The Steel City Location in the state of Pennsylvania Founded 1758 Mayor Tom Murphy (Dem) Area  - Total  - Water 151. ... The Pittsburgh Penguins are a professional ice hockey team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ...


In July 2007, Rendell ordered a partial government shutdown following a dispute with the state legislature over legislative initiatives unrelated to the state budget. Approximately 25,000 state workers were furloughed.[http://www.washingtonpost.com /wp-dyn/content/article/2007/07/08/AR2007070801051.html?hpid=sec-nations] The shutdown was resolved within 24 hours.[9]


On December 18, 2007, Rendell was interviewed on Philadelphia Sports station WIP regarding a call from local news anchor,Alycia Lane, regarding her arrest in New York City on December 16, 2007. The mayor indicated that he spoke to her on Monday, December 17, 2007 about the incident but that she did not ask him for assistance in her case. [4] is the 352nd day of the year (353rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Alycia Lane on WSVN in 1999. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... is the 350th day of the year (351st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... December 17 is the 351st day of the year (352nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


Governor Rendell, a capital punishment supporter[5], signed 78 execution warrants so far[6], but none of them were enforced due to stays. Capital punishment, or the death penalty, is the execution of a convicted criminal by the state as punishment for crimes known as capital crimes or capital offences. ... An execution warrant is a warrant which authorizes the execution or capital punishment of an individual. ...


2004 Presidential politics

Rendell was a potential candidate to serve as Senator John Kerry's running mate in the 2004 Presidential campaign. Rendell's popularity, particularly in the suburban ring of counties around Philadelphia, was a key to Kerry's victory in Pennsylvania, one of the most hotly contested "swing states" in the 2004 presidential election. This article discusses the John Kerry presidential campaign vice-president selection process that began after Kerry became the presumptive Democratic Party candidate for president of the United States of America in the 2004 election campaign. ... Type Upper House President of the Senate Richard B. Cheney, R since January 20, 2001 President pro tempore Robert C. Byrd, D since January 4, 2007 Members 100 Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party Last elections November 7, 2006 Meeting place Senate Chamber United States Capitol Washington, DC United States... John Forbes Kerry (born December 11, 1943) is the junior United States Senator from Massachusetts, in his fourth term of office. ... The United States presidential election of 2004 was held on Election Day, Tuesday, November 2, 2004. ... This article is about the US political term. ...


2006 re-election campaign

Rendell and Baker-Knoll
Rendell and Baker-Knoll

Rendell won re-election on November 7, 2006.[10]. His Republican opponent in November was Lynn Swann, a former professional football player for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Pennsylvania gubernatorial election of 2006 will be held on November 7, 2006, and will include the races for the Governor of Pennsylvania and Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania. ... Lynn Curtis Swann (b. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... Steelers redirects here. ...


Rendell had 60% of the vote or 2,415,572 votes, to Swann's 1,593,277 or 40% of the vote.


Rendell was sworn into his second and final term as governor of Pennsylvania on January 16, 2007.


2008 Presidential election

Rendell's political savvy[citation needed] and problem-solving abilities[citation needed] along with an easy-going personality[citation needed] and speaking style[citation needed] put him on the long list of possible future Presidential candidates[citation needed]. However, he recently denied interest in running for Vice President in 2008, saying "I like to be my own boss." [11]On February 25, 2007, Rendell appeared on Fox News Sunday and dismissed any speculation that he might run for the presidency or the vice presidency and outright denied any wish to be the vice-presidential running mate of the eventual Democratic nominee. Nevertheless, he drew considerable attention. His service as district attorney and Mayor demonstrated a law enforcement focus that could be a positive campaign asset, as could his military service. On MSNBC's Hardball, host Chris Matthews has repeatedly compared former New York City mayor and former 2008 Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani's overtly successful mayoral tenure in NYC to Rendell's largely successful run as Philadelphia's mayor. Both Giuliani and Rendell have previously been dubbed "America's Mayor." is the 56th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... FOX News Sunday is public affairs magazine on Fox, airing on Sunday mornings. ... For the news website, see msnbc. ... Hardball is a sports term used to distinguish baseball from its variant softball. ... This article is about the journalist. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Rudolph William Louis Giuliani III, (born May 28, 1944) is an American lawyer, prosecutor, businessman, and Republican politician from the state of New York. ...


In early 2005, Rendell made statements that seemed to support President George W. Bush's Social Security privatization proposal. Rendell addressed this issue in later speeches, saying that he opposes social security privatization, and that his previous comments were meant to show admiration for President Bush for taking on a politically risky subject. Nevertheless, Rendell's initial statements have cost him support among Democrats who are against Social Security privatization. George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the forty-third and current President of the United States of America, originally inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... Social Security, in the United States, currently refers to the Federal Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI) program. ...


Governor Rendell is a close friend of former President Bill Clinton and Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, leading some to speculate that he may not run since Senator Clinton is in the race for President. He has also been suggested as a possible Secretary of Housing and Urban Development in a future Democratic administration[citation needed], and has hinted that he would be amenable to appointment as Secretary of Transportation[citation needed]. His successful tenure as District Attorney of Philadelphia has led many to believe he could also be considered for the position of Attorney General in a future Democratic administration[citation needed]. William Jefferson Bill Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III[1] on August 19, 1946) was the 42nd President of the United States, serving from 1993 to 2001. ... Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton (born October 26, 1947) is the junior United States Senator from New York, and is a candidate for the Democratic nomination in the 2008 presidential election. ... The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, often abbreviated HUD, is a Cabinet department of the United States government. ... The United States Secretary of Transportation is the head of the United States Department of Transportation. ... In most common law jurisdictions, the Attorney General is the main legal adviser to the government, and in some jurisdictions may in addition have executive responsibility for law enforcement or responsibility for public prosecutions. ...


On August 30, 2007, The Wall Street Journal reported that while Hillary Clinton and other high-profile Democratic politicians were returning contributions from tainted political fundraiser Norman Hsu[citation needed], Rendell said he intended to keep the $40,000 he had received from Hsu's fund-raising network. The newspaper also noted that last year Hsu hosted a 10-course dinner for Rendell at Per Se in New York City, where meals cost $250 per person. The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) is an international daily newspaper published by Dow Jones & Company in New York City, New York, USA, with Asian and European editions, and a worldwide daily circulation of more than 2 million as of 2006, with 931,000 paying online subscribers. ... For other uses, see Norman Hsu (disambiguation). ...


On January 24, 2008, Rendell announced his endorsement of Senator Clinton in the latter's race for the White House[7]. He stated that, "[Hillary] really cares about moving this country forward. She also has the best health-care plan for America." He is also a super delegate in the Democratic National Committee. is the 24th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ... New York Senator and former First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton had expressed interest in the 2008 United States presidential race[1] since at least October 2002, drawing media speculation on whether or not she would become a candidate. ...



Rendell is one Hillary Clinton's staunchest supporters and has been critical of most media outlets coverage of Hillary Clinton. On March 31st, 2008 he congratulated Fox News on what he considered to be the best campaign coverage. Addressing Fox & Friends host Steve Doocy: "I think during this entire primary coverage, starting in Iowa and up to the present, Fox has done the fairest job, has remained the most objective of all the cable networks." Rendell continues, "You actually have done a very balanced job of reporting the news, and some of the other stations are just caught up with Senator Obama, who is a great guy, but Senator Obama can do no wrong, and Senator Clinton can do no right." [8]


Ed Rendell announced that his re-election campaign in 2006 would be the last one of his career[citation needed].


Sports fan

Rendell's appeal to voters comes from his "everyman" persona — and notably through his love for sports. As Mayor, Rendell engendered loyalty by doing little things appealing to everyday Philadelphians — taking part in the physical cleaning of Philadelphia City Hall shortly after his election, or opening the summer swim season at community recreation pools by diving in and swimming with kids. His love of sports is well-known. Rendell is a Philadelphia Eagles fan today and, in a role that has caused some controversy among those who feel he should be solely concentrating on his gubernatorial duties, Rendell is part of the panel on the Comcast Sportsnet show "Post Game Live", which airs after every Eagles regular and post-season game. He even made a friendly wager on the outcome of Super Bowl XXXIX, promising to wear a New England Patriots jersey and sing the National Anthem at a Philadelphia 76ers/Boston Celtics game if the Eagles lost, and they did. In 2006, he won a bet with the Governor of Washington, Christine Gregoire in supporting the state favorites the Pittsburgh Steelers in their quest to win Super Bowl XL over the Seahawks 21 - 10. Philadelphia City Hall is the seat of government for the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Team colors Midnight Green, Black, White, and Silver Head Coach Andy Reid Owner Jeffrey Lurie General manager Tom Heckert Fight song Fly, Eagles Fly Mascot Swoop League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1933–present) Eastern Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference (1953-1969) Capitol... Comcast SportsNet (or CSN) is a group of regional sports networks. ... Date February 6, 2005 Stadium ALLTEL Stadium City Jacksonville, Florida MVP Deion Branch, Wide receiver Favorite Patriots by 7 National anthem Combined choirs of the U.S. Military Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Air Force Academy, and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, and U.S... City Foxborough, Massachusetts Other nicknames The Pats Team colors Nautical Blue, New Century Silver, Red, and White Head Coach Bill Belichick Owner Robert Kraft General manager Bill Belichick (de facto) Mascot Pat Patriot League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–69) Eastern Division (1960–69) National Football League (1970–present... Nicholson took the copy Key gave him to a printer, where it was published as a broadside on September 17 under the title The Defence of Fort McHenry, with an explanatory note explaining the circumstances of its writing. ... The Philadelphia 76ers (also known as the Sixers for short) are a professional basketball team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... The Boston Celtics are a professional basketball team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ... This is a list of governors of the U.S. state of Washington. ... Christine OGrady Chris Gregoire (born March 24, 1947) is the Democratic governor of the U.S. state of Washington. ... Steelers redirects here. ... Date February 5, 2006 Stadium Ford Field City Detroit, Michigan MVP Hines Ward, wide receiver Favorite Steelers by 4 National anthem Aaron Neville, Aretha Franklin and Dr. John, ASL performed by Angela LaGuardia Coin toss Tom Brady Referee Bill Leavy Halftime show The Rolling Stones Attendance 68,206 TV in...


The mass snowballing of former Dallas Cowboys coach Jimmy Johnson at Bounty Bowl II is often attributed to Rendell. As the story goes, Rendell wagered twenty dollars that the person sitting next to him could not hit Johnson in the head with a snowball at an Eagles-Cowboys football game at Veterans Stadium. The incident 'snowballed' and resulted in many fans hurling snowballs at Johnson. A sampling of snowballs. ... City Irving, Texas Other nicknames Americas Team, The Boys, The Pokes Team colors White, Silver, Silver-Green, Royal Blue, Navy Blue Head Coach Wade Phillips Owner Jerry Jones General manager Jerry Jones League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1960–present) Western Conference (1960) Eastern Conference (1961-1969) Capitol Division... Jimmy Johnson (born August 14, 1943 in Port Arthur, Texas) is an American football coach and broadcaster. ... Bounty Bowl II, the snowball-riddled rematch of the infamous NFL Thanksgiving Day Bounty Bowl game in Dallas when the Philadelphia Eagles supposedly put a $200 bounty on Dallas Cowboys kicker Luis Zendejas. ... For the stadium in New Britain, Connecticut, see Veterans Stadium. ...


As a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Rendell frequently supports the Penn basketball team and can be seen at games at the Palestra. For the Greek and Roman sports arenas, see Palaestra The Palestra is a historic arena and the home gym of the University of Pennsylvania Quakers mens and womens basketball teams, volleyball teams, wrestling team, and Philadelphia Big 5 mens basketball. ...


Rendell remains a popular figure in and around the city of Philadelphia. He is the one of the few governors of Pennsylvania to actively champion Philadelphian political issues. Most recently, he helped to end a SEPTA public transportation strike, and he assisted in finding new corporate sponsorship of the 21-year-old Philadelphia bicycle race, currently called the Philadelphia International Championship. This article is about the transit agency. ... Philadelphia International Championship is the current name given to an annual bicycle race held in the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ...


Pop culture

The Eric Baker character on television series The West Wing, played by Ed O'Neill, is said to be based on Rendell.[citation needed] Baker is the Governor of Pennsylvania on the show and is considered to be a major candidate for the Democratic Presidential or Vice Presidential nomination during the show's 6th Season. In the 7th Season, his campaigning for the Democratic Nominee, Congressman Matt Santos, is crucial in delivering his state of Pennsylvania, a key swing state, to the Democrats. Ed ONeill as Governor Eric Baker (D-PA). ... “The West Wing” redirects here. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Matthew Vincente Matt Santos is a fictional character on the American television show The West Wing, played by Jimmy Smits. ...


The Governor participated in an episode of the Food Network's program, Dinner: Impossible. Food Network is an American cable network that airs many specials and recurring (episodic) shows about food. ...


Family

His wife, Marjorie Rendell, a Catholic, is a Federal judge. They married on July 10, 1971 and have one son, Jesse. Marjorie (Midge) Osterlund Rendell is a federal judge in Pennsylvania. ... A federal judge is a judge appointed in accordance with Article III of the United States Constitution. ...


Electoral history

Pennsylvania Gubernatorial Election 2002
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Ed Rendell 1,898,214 53.4
Republican D. Michael Fisher 1,584,566 44.4
Pennsylvania Gubernatorial Election 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Ed Rendell (Incumbent) 2,422,606 60.4 +7.0
Republican Lynn Swann 1,591,503 39.6

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Miscellaneous

  • Rendell is a Scottish Rite Freemason.
  • Rendell was the first Jewish Mayor of Philadelphia and the second Jewish Governor of Pennsylvania (after Milton Shapp).
  • The Rendelli, a hoagie sold at Wawa in Philadelphia, was named after Ed Rendell. This is said to be because, as mayor of the city, he became the first elected official to finish an entire hoagie in one sitting in public. [12]
  • Rendell teaches a class on elections--entitled "The Science of Politics: Who Gets Elected and Why"--at the University of Pennsylvania every fall.
  • Rendell is a 5-time winner of the "Jagoff Of The Week" award, given every Wednesday on the Junker & Crow Show with Guy Junker and Eddy Crow on ESPN Radio 1250 in Pittsburgh. This award is voted on by fans and Rendell has won it 5 times due to his handling of the Pittsburgh Penguins arena situation. He also won "Jagoff Of The Year" in 2005 and was runner-up in 2006.
  • In Harrisburg there was a burger named after Rendell, called the Rendell burger. It was served at one location in Harrisburg, The Spot.
  • On March 15, 2008 he appeared on the radio quiz show Wait Wait… Don't Tell Me! as a "Not My Job" contestant.

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Footnotes

  1. ^ Ancestry of Ed Rendell
  2. ^ Interview with Ramona Africa
  3. ^ Our Campaigns - US Vice President - D Convention Race - Aug 11, 1980
  4. ^ Cataldi, Angelo. "Interview with Governor Ed Rendell about Alycia Lane", Philadelphia: WIP Radio 610AM, 18 December 2007. 
  5. ^ Ed Rendell on Crime
  6. ^ Execution Warrants Issued by Governor (1985 to Present)
  7. ^ Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Clinton receives Rendell backing January 24, 2008
  8. ^ http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/03/31/clinton-surrogate-ed-rend_n_94280.html

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See also

In the early morning hours of July 7, 2005, the Pennsylvania General Assembly passed pay increases for state lawmakers, judges, and top executive-branch officials. ... The Pennsylvania gubernatorial election of 2006 will be held on November 7, 2006, and will include the races for the Governor of Pennsylvania and Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania. ...

External links

Articles

  • Article praising Rendell's term as mayor
  • Article rather more critical of his term as mayor
  • ESPN recap of the above Sixers-Celtics game
  • Pennsylvania Governor Keynotes Emerging Issues Forum, North Carolina State University press release, January 30, 2004
Preceded by
Wilson Goode
Mayor of Philadelphia
1992–1999
Succeeded by
John F. Street
Preceded by
Roy Romer
Democratic National Committee General Chairman
19992001
Succeeded by
Terry McAuliffe
Preceded by
Mark S. Schweiker
Governor of Pennsylvania
2003 – present
Incumbent
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