Former Philadelphia Mayor John F. Street has decided not to make an independent bid for a third term in November.
Street, who served two terms as a Democrat, switched his registration to independent. He said he was thinking about challenging his successor and Democratic rival, Michael Nutter.
The Associated Press reports Street said in an e-mail Wednesday that he will not run either for mayor or for an at-large City Council seat.
Nutter faces Republican Karen Brown in the November election.