Ed Rendell’s Next Job: Inquirer Owner?

This morning, we’re hearing that former Pennsylvania Governor and generally awesome Philadelphian Ed Rendell has set his sights on the Philadelphia Inquirer and its related properties. Word has it that publisher Greg Osberg reached out to the guv recently to see if he was interested in putting together an investor group, and sure enough, he was. Rendell has started making calls—we hear that union leader John Dougherty and wealthy New Jersey businessman and longtime Rendell pal Lew Katz are on the list—and while the group would likely go for a chunk of the company, as opposed to the whole thing, one well-placed insider says that they’d go all in if the price is right. Rendell did not immediately return a call seeking comment.