Ed Rendell’s Fingerprints on Democrats’ Push to Keep Convention Donors Secret

Ed Rendell

The law firm representing the Democratic National Convention host committee in its effort to keep its donors secret until after this week’s event is the firm that has long employed the host committee’s chairman Ed Rendell.

Rendell, the former Pennsylvania governor, Philadelphia mayor, and active Hillary Clinton surrogate, is the chairman of the host committee, which is now under fire for keeping its donor list secret even though a Pennsylvania agency has ordered it to be released.

Ethical Mess in Philadelphia

John D. McDaniel / philly.com

Philadelphia Democrat John McDaniel, former campaign manager for City Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown, was sentenced Tuesday to serve a year and a day in federal prison for wire fraud charges related to stealing $100,000 in campaign and PAC money.