Ed Rendell Returns to the Campaign Trail

But he doesn't always like what he sees there.



Ed Rendell has returned to his natural environment, reports the Delaware County Daily Times: The campaign trail.

Former Gov. Ed Rendell stumped Friday on behalf of state House candidate Leanne Krueger-Braneky, decrying Republican ads attacking her as untrue. He did the same Tuesday for state Senate candidate John Kane, who is embroiled in an open seat race against Republican Tom McGarrigle.

David Landau, chairman of the Delaware County Democratic Party, called Rendell one of the Dems’ “substantial leaders” capable of raising support on the campaign trail.

“People know what the state was like under Ed Rendell,” Landau said. “They know what kind of governor he was and what kind of mayor he was. The Republicans have no statewide leadership like that.”

But Rendell isn’t completely thrilled by modern campaigns, Newsworks reports:

It may be hard to believe, but the campaign business is sinking to new lows, said former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell.

“The business is getting bad, and it’s on both sides of the aisle we’re not immune from running ads that are inaccurate and misleading,” he said. “But this is about as bad as I’ve seen.”

Primary ads in the gubernatorial race in Pennsylvania had racial overtones, he said, and the mudslinging just seems to go on and on in multiple forms of media.

Election is just two weeks away: November 4th.