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Pittsburgh City Council's Peduto may vie for mayor

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Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, 12:01 a.m.
 

Pittsburgh Councilman Bill Peduto appears poised to formally announce next month that he will run for mayor.

Peduto promised Twitter followers on Thursday that he would make a “very special announcement ... that you absolutely won't want to miss” at his holiday party Dec. 13 in the Strip District.

Reached by the Tribune-Review, Peduto was coy: “I'm just saying it's going to be a very special announcement.”

At his party last year, Peduto said he hoped to announce his intention to run for mayor this year. His candidacy took on an air of inevitably in the past week when he blanketed voters with fliers seeking money and volunteers for his would-be campaign.

Peduto, 48, of Point Breeze would oppose incumbent Mayor Luke Ravenstahl and Pittsburgh Controller Michael Lamb in the May 21 Democratic primary. Ravenstahl, 32, of Summer Hill and Lamb, 50, of Mt. Washington have said they will run.

Pennsylvania Auditor General Jack Wagner, 64, of Beechview said he is seriously considering whether to enter the race.

Peduto announced this week that he will not seek re-election to his council seat.

Bob Bauder is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-765-2312 or bbauder@tribweb.com.

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