Can Ed Rendell Deliver for Clinton?

The Pennsylvania governor's talent for fund raising and organization is legendary. Hillary hopes he can work his magic for her in the key primary state

Carolyn Kaster / AP

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton and Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell.

"I don't think any endorsement for President means jack," Ed Rendell will tell you. But if you spend a morning watching the popular governor of Pennsylvania work the phone for his favored candidate, Hillary Clinton, you quickly see why he is the exception to his own rule.

On one line in his Philadelphia office, he is pondering real estate for a Clinton news conference the following week; the West Philadelphia YMCA has a room that would be just the right size. Then comes a call to Sandi Vito, the state's acting secretary of labor. "Could you...

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