Wharton gives no definite answer

At a press conference Wednesday afternoon, Shelby County Mayor A C Wharton addressed calls from a coalition of Memphis citizens asking him to run for mayor.

Wharton would not confirm or deny that he would run for the position of Memphis mayor, saying that he would keep his options open.

The deadline to enter the Memphis mayoral race is July 19th.

Earlier Wednesday, a coalition dubbed "Draft A C" held a press conference asking Wharton to run against current Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton and other candidates.