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Brad Pitt: 'I Don't Have A Chance' In Mayor's Race

New Orleans' biggest superstar advocate and sometimes resident Brad Pitt said he doesn't have a chance of winning a mayor's race here.
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New Orleans' biggest superstar advocate and sometimes resident Brad Pitt said he doesn't have a chance of winning a mayor's race here.

In an interview that aired Thursday on The "Today" show, Pitt spoke to Today's Ann Curry from one of his recently completed Make It Right homes in the Lower Ninth Ward.

Pitt told Curry of his commitment to the city and seeing through his plan to complete 150 homes in the Hurricane Katrina-devastated neighborhood by 2010.

"I want to see this through. It means something to me," Pitt said. "I get antsy when I can't get down here."

Curry asked Pitt if he had seen the "Brad Pitt For Mayor" T-shirts, which are being sold at the Magazine Street shop Storyville.

"I've seen the T-shirts," Pitt said.

And Pitt seemed to play along at first, when Curry asked if he would consider running for mayor.

"Yeah. I'm running on the gay marriage, no religion, legalization and taxation of marijuana platform," Pitt said before a short pause. "I don't have a chance."

When Curry pressed Pitt on whether he would actually want the job, Pitt said, "I don't have a chance, no. It's not what I do best."

Storyville is donating $2 to Pitt's Make It Right Foundation for every T-shirt sold. So far, $2,000 has been donated.

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