Originally created 09/30/97

What to do?

Former Augusta Mayor Ed McIntyre continues to talk about running "for some public office" next year.

But will it be for mayor?

He surely knows a 1998 mayoral run could be painful for the candidate and the community -- and the national media would naturally take notice of an ex-felon trying for a political comeback. After all, his 1984 jury conviction on three counts of extortion -- while mayor -- isn't easily forgotten.

Even though Ed McIntyre's right to run for office will be restored, maybe -- since he seems so driven to run for something -- he'll take advice from friends and at least target a less high-profile public office.

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