At the time I threw it up there, I was just reporting what I thought made sense and what I had heard. Of course, the Star has a lot more sources in their Rolodex than I do.
A Hogsett for Mayor campaign, if it happens, would certainly be something to watch. He's eminently qualified for the job, and I think most people understand that his political Rolodex includes folks like Bill Clinton, Evan Bayh, and many others. A Hogsett campaign could clear the field of a few possible candidates.
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I mentioned in June that I thought John Layton might be a possible candidate for Mayor, but I somehow think that's less likely these days. Layton seems immersed in his work as Sheriff at this point, and I doubt that he's given much thought to the possibility. Councillor Jose Evans, business leader Brian Williams, former City-County Councillor Ron Gibson, and Sam Carson all ran last time around. I guess they are possibilities again, but they won't generate the kind of interest that others might.
This will be a developing story to watch over the next three years. It will also be worth watching to see if Mayor Greg Ballard will try for a third term. Of course, that has been a bugaboo for previous Mayors not named Hudnut in the UniGov era. I'm sure Ballard knows that. Ryan Vaughn is certainly one name I hear most often as the Republican candidate for 2015, but there are others, too.
Never a dull moment in political forecasting!