Did Fischer tip his hand about political future while watching his Cards?

04/09/2013 08:46 PM

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer was in Atlanta on Monday night rooting on the University of Louisville Cardinals men’s basketball team to victory against the University of Michigan at the Georgia Dome.

But the high-flying thriller of a game didn’t inspire Fischer to turn over his plans for his political future, although he hinted that he’s leaning toward running for a second term.

“I’ll be making some decisions on that pretty soon, but this is a good time to be the Mayor of Louisville – I can tell you that,” Fischer told Pure Politics’ Ryan Alessi just before the game.

Pure Politics asked what issues Fischer has been mulling over before making the decision.

“Just a couple of family issues I want to talk through with everybody, but I’ve got a great job. I really love it and it’s an honor to serve,” Fischer said.

Watch the video below to hear what Fischer thinks the successes of UofL means for Louisville’s NBA dreams:

In 2008 Fischer unsuccessfully ran in the Democratic primary to challenge U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell for his seat, losing to Louisville businessman Bruce Lunsford.

Fischer said he is planning on making a decision on his next step later this month.

Meanwhile, Fischer said he is the envy of all the mayors around the country, with both the men and women basketball teams playing in the championship game.

“They’ve been emailing me saying man you’re one lucky guy,” Fischer said.

When asked how he turns the Cards great play on the court to dollars in economic development Fischer said it’s the nationwide exposure that will pay off.

“Every time they hear the name Louisville, it’s like I want to learn more about that,” Fischer said.

Nick Storm

Nick Storm is the Anchor and Managing Editor of Pure Politics available exclusively on Spectrum News. Pure Politics is the only nightly program dedicated to Kentucky politics. Nick covers all of the political heavyweights and his investigative work brings to light issues that might otherwise go unnoticed, like his coverage of the backlog of DNA rape kits waiting to be tested in Kentucky. Nick is also working on a feature length bio documentary Outlaw Poet: A documentary on Ron Whitehead. Pure Politics airs weeknight at 7 and 11:30 on Spectrum News. Follow Nick on Twitter @NStorm_Politics. Nick can be reached at 502-792-1107 or nicholas.storm@charter.com.


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