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Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Clark Howard not running for mayor

Every few weeks, I still hear people mention radio penny-pincher Clark Howard's name in connection with next year's Atlanta mayor's race.

Although I cheerfully admit that we at CL started the

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In fact, he just did so again a few minutes ago, live on WSB 750 AM.

"I've really thought it through and, as much as I love my city … right now it's not going to happen," he said (according to a CL staffer who was listening in his car).

Howard went on to reveal that he's had a hankerin' to be mayor since he was a teenager and even took college courses he thought might prepare him for the job. Who knew?

Ultimately, however, Howard decided – as he told us last May – that he didn't want to subject himself and his family to the sacrifices of political life, such as no longer being able to spend time with his children.

In other words, Clark-o-philes, please pin your hopes on someone else. What about Dagmar Midcap?

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