Mayor Jackson Gets Endorsement, Yet He Hasn't Said If He's Running

(Cleveland) - An email sent out Wednesday by the Black Contractors Group said it was endorsing Mayor Frank Jackson in his bid for an unprecedented fifth four-year term as mayor, and that information would be forthcoming on how to donate to Jackson's campaign. The only problem is, Mayor Jackson has not announced his plans.

Norman Edwards, president of the Black Contractors Group, which supports minority construction contractors, told and 3 News that he talked with the mayor on the phone, and he says the mayor told him he was running. However, the mayor also told that "When I make my decision, it will be a decision that will b fully expressed to the people," and that he has not decided what to do.

There are already a number of candidates for mayor of Cleveland. The two best-known are non-profit organization director Justin Bibb, and former City Councilman Zack Reed. The filing deadline is June 16. The non-partisan primary is on September 14. The two top vote-getters in the primary will face each other in the general elction on November 2.

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