Leppert expects to make an announcement about his next steps “in the next several days,” he told the City Council.
The mayor’s term otherwise would have ended in June. Leppert has previously said he would not run for re-election, and he would have been forced to resign early if he had announced a Senate candidacy while in the mayor’s office.
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.