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  Rendell, Ed
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AffiliationDemocratic  
<-  2009-01-01  
 
NameEd Rendell
Address3425 Warden Drive
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19129, United States
EmailNone
Website [Link]
Born January 05, 1944 (77 years)
ContributorCOSDem
Last ModifedM@
Jul 19, 2012 11:37pm
Tags Caucasian - Jewish - Married - Army - Judaism - Straight -
InfoEdward Gene "Ed" Rendell

From 1992 through 1999, Edward G. Rendell served as the 121st Mayor of the City of Philadelphia. Before serving as Mayor, Mr. Rendell was elected District Attorney of the City of Philadelphia for two terms from 1978 through 1985.

Among his many accomplishments as Mayor, Mr. Rendell eliminated a $250 million deficit; balanced the City’s budget, and generated five straight budget surpluses; reduced business and income taxes for four consecutive years; implemented new revenue-generating initiatives and dramatically improved services to the City’s neighborhoods.

Dubbed "America’s Mayor" by Al Gore, Mr. Rendell worked tirelessly to revive Philadelphia’s economy and position it as a destination city. During the Rendell administration, Philadelphia saw the end of a six year job loss trend, and has enjoyed six consecutive years of job gains. Philadelphia is now nationally and internationally recognized for its enhanced historical tourist attractions, a thriving downtown, and a booming Convention Center. Perhaps the best testament to Mr. Rendell’s efforts as Mayor was the awarding of the 2000 Republican National Convention to Philadelphia in November 1998.

Mr. Rendell served as the General Chair of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) during the 2000 Presidential Election. As such, he was the chief spokesperson and fundraiser for the Democratic Party nationwide. Thanks to his tireless efforts, the DNC actually raised more money than the Republican National Committee during the campaign for the first time in recent history. Mr. Rendell led a weeklong bus tour on behalf of the Gore-Lieberman ticket throughout Pennsylvania during the last week of the campaign, helping to ensure that the Vice President carried Pennsylvania on Election Day. During his tenure as Chairman, the Democratic Party picked up seats in the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate, won back control of Governors’ Offices, and came within a hanging chad of retaining control of the White House.

Mr. Rendell is a partner at Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP. He also teaches two government and politics courses at the University of Pennsylvania, and remains active in the community through membership on a variety of boards. Mr. Rendell, an Army veteran, is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania (B.A. 1965) and Villanova Law School (J.D. 1968). He was born on January 5, 1944.

Mr. Rendell and his wife Marjorie O. Rendell, a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary on July 10, 2001 and live in the East Falls section of Philadelphia. Their son, Jesse, is a senior at the University of Pennsylvania.


JOB APPROVAL POLLS
DateFirmApproveDisapproveDon't Know
01/03/2011-01/05/2011 Public Policy Polling 40.00% ( 4.0) 49.00% ( 5.0) 11.00% ( 1.0)
10/16/2010-10/19/2010 Muhlenberg College 33.00% ( 2.0) 56.00% ( 0.0) 11.00% ( 2.0)
10/17/2010-10/18/2010 Public Policy Polling 36.00% ( 9.0) 54.00% ( 9.0) 10.00% ( 0.0)
10/13/2010-10/17/2010 Quinnipiac University 39.00% ( 3.0) 54.00% ( 4.0) 6.00% ( 2.0)
09/28/2010-10/04/2010 Muhlenberg College 35.00% ( 0.0) 56.00% ( 4.0) 9.00% ( 3.0)
09/18/2010-09/23/2010 Muhlenberg College 35.00% ( 9.0) 52.00% ( 5.0) 12.00% ( 3.0)
09/13/2010-09/13/2010 Rasmussen Reports 45.00% ( 6.0) 53.00% ( 7.0) 2.00% ( 1.0)
08/30/2010-08/30/2010 Rasmussen Reports 39.00% ( 0.0) 60.00% ( 0.0) 1.00% ( 0.0)
08/27/2010-08/29/2010 Ipsos-Public Affairs 43.00% ( 0.0) 52.00% ( 0.0) 5.00% ( 0.0)
08/16/2010-08/16/2010 Rasmussen Reports 39.00% ( 3.0) 60.00% ( 1.0) 1.00% ( 1.0)
FAVORABILITY POLLS
DateFirmFavorableUnfavorableDon't Know
01/15/2015-01/18/2015 Public Policy Polling 43.00% ( 0.0) 42.00% ( 0.0) 15.00% ( 0.0)
09/13/2006-09/18/2006 Keystone Poll 57.00% ( 0.0) 42.00% ( 0.0) 2.00% ( 0.0)

BOOKS
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EVENTS
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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Jun 29, 2012 04:00pm News Rendell: ObamaCare "An Albatross Around Our Neck"   Article Scott³ 
Jun 01, 2012 07:05pm News Rendell: Recalling Scott Walker Was A "Mistake"  Article Scott³ 
Jan 31, 2011 11:00am News Ex-governor Ed Rendell to pen sports column  Article Scott³ 
Jan 16, 2011 03:00pm Amusing Eddie's (Rendell) greatest hits  Article Scott³ 
Jan 07, 2011 02:00pm News Rendell explodes in '60 Minutes' interview  Article Scott³ 
Dec 27, 2010 04:00pm Statement Gov. Rendell on Eagles Postponement: We're a Nation of Wussies  Article Scott³ 
Dec 10, 2010 07:05pm News Rendell's 1,000-plus pardons sets modern mark  Article Scott³ 
Sep 09, 2010 03:00pm News Ed Rendell: Corbett, Toomey are not 'wackos' or 'fruit loops'  Article Scott³ 
Sep 08, 2010 07:00pm News Rendell: 'Wackos' are taking over Republican Party  Article Scott³ 
May 23, 2010 02:00pm Statement Rendell on Dems cheering Mexican President’s anti-AZ immigration law remarks: ‘I didn’t think anybody in Washington should be applauding’…  Article Scott³ 
Nov 25, 2009 11:00am News Gov. Ed Rendell raves about state dinner with President Barack Obama  Article Scott³ 
Aug 11, 2009 11:00am News Rendell as Gov. Goldfinger: jokes about gassing legislators  Article Scott³ 
Aug 02, 2009 02:00pm News Governor Rendell assures citizens he will raise their taxes  Article Scott³ 
Jul 25, 2009 12:00pm News Rendell press secretary to retire  Article AJ 
Jul 24, 2009 10:00am Speculative Former Manhattan Madam’s Radio Interview implicates Rendell?…  Article Scott³ 
Jul 14, 2009 09:00am Idiocy Gov. Rendell: State Workers Should "Put A Statue Of Me" On Their Mantel  Article Scott³ 
Jun 17, 2009 04:00pm News Rendell on state tour to promote tax hike  Article Scott³ 
Dec 06, 2008 11:00am Amusing Rendell: Wait, why is everyone upset? I don't have a life, either  Article Scott³ 
Nov 06, 2008 07:00am Amusing Gov. Rendell got a case of crabs from his Florida counterpart  Article Scott³ 
Feb 24, 2008 10:00am News Rendell: Race comment shows he would be liability as running mate  Article Scott³ 
Apr 20, 2007 10:15pm Editorial Beware of speeding governors  Article Scott³ 
Apr 11, 2007 02:55pm General Rendell Responds To News Of Hershey Job Cuts  Article AJ 
Feb 16, 2007 12:00pm News Rendell takes ‘full blame’ for I-78 mess  Article Scott³ 
Jan 15, 2007 10:00pm News (Rendell) A lame duck, but still in the swim  Article Scott³ 
Aug 29, 2006 03:00am News Rendell opposes gasoline tax increase  Article Scott³ 
Aug 25, 2006 07:00am News 'Enough is enough'Rendell says this campaign will be his last.  Article Buddy 
Dec 29, 2005 08:00pm General Rendell says he'd close PATCO over dredging fight  Article RP 
Nov 28, 2004 12:00am Analysis Boiling point (Ed Rendell)  Article *crickets chirp* 
Mar 29, 2004 12:00am News Cops clock Rendell's car at over 100 MPH  Article SC-Conservative 
Mar 25, 2004 12:00am News Street/Rendell rift is growing worse  Article *crickets chirp* 
Jan 22, 2004 12:00am News Rendell gives GOP free ride in election for budget votes  Article *crickets chirp* 
Mar 25, 2003 10:11am General Rendell to Hike Income Taxes  Article Sherlock Holmes (a retired OC public servant collecting his pension) 
Mar 05, 2003 04:44pm General Governor Rendell's Budget Address  Article Mr. Ice Cream 

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FAMILY
Wife Marjorie "Midge" Osterlund Rendell 00, 1971- 00, 2011

INFORMATION LINKS
RACES
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  07/23/2007 NGA Vice Chair Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/07/2006 PA Governor Won 60.31% (+20.71%)
  05/16/2006 PA Governor - R Primary Lost 0.00% (-100.00%)
  05/16/2006 PA Governor - D Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/05/2002 PA Governor Won 53.41% (+9.04%)
  05/21/2002 PA Governor- D Primary Won 56.20% (+12.41%)
  01/22/1999 DNC Chair Won 50.00% (+0.00%)
  11/07/1995 Philadelphia Mayor Won 76.52% (+55.70%)
  11/05/1991 Philadelphia Mayor Won 64.24% (+34.66%)
  05/21/1991 Philadelphia Mayor - D Primary Won 49.50% (+22.71%)
  05/19/1987 Philadelphia Mayor - D Primary Lost 42.40% (-14.56%)
  05/20/1986 PA Governor - D Primary Lost 39.62% (-16.83%)
  08/14/1980 US Vice President - D Convention Lost 0.84% (-72.06%)
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  04/26/2016 PA US Senate - D Primary Lost 0.00% (-42.50%)
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PA US President - D Primary - Apr 22, 2008 D Hillary Clinton
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PA Supreme Court Justice - D Primary - May 15, 2007 D C. Darnell Jones II
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Philadelphia City Council 07 - D Primary - May 15, 2007 D María D. Quiñones-Sánchez
PA US Senate - D Primary - May 16, 2006 D Bob Casey Jr.
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PA State House 175 - D Primary - May 16, 2006 D Terry Graboyes
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Jan 31, 2006 R Samuel A. Alito Jr.
FL US Senate - D Primary - Aug 31, 2004 D Peter R. Deutsch
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PA Attorney General - D Primary - Apr 27, 2004 D James J. "Jim" Eisenhower
PA State House 003 - Special Election - Jul 22, 2003 D Brian P. McGrath
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