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This morning on the TODAY show, Ann Curry interviewed Brad Pitt, and she asked if he would consider running for mayor of New Orleans. Most of the interview is about his involvement in building sustainable homes in the Lower 9th Ward.
But Curry raises the question of his candidacy, and shows off the t-shirt supporting a mayoral run. He said "I don't have a chance." (Scroll to 3:10 in the video.)
(Even if he wanted to run, he isn't eligible, says the Times-Picayune . To run for office, candidates must live in the city for five years. Pitt bought a home in 2007.)
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