“Because I feel so strongly about this role, I made a point of meeting with several of the DA candidates, but the decision to me was clear: Joe Khan,” Rendell, who is also a former Philadelphia DA, said during the press conference announcing his endorsement.
“I am deeply honored to have the support of Gov. Rendell in my campaign for District Attorney,” Khan said.
Khan has been rolling out high profile endorsements, including Khizr Khan who gained national prominence during his public feud with then candidate Donald Trump.
Teresa Carr Deni, Tariq El-Shabazz, Lawrence Krasner, Rich Negrin, Jack O’Neil, and Michael Untermeyer are also running. Current District Attorney Seth Williams dropped out of the race, and is facing federal corruption charges.