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.


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