Vowing that he won't fade away from the public scene, former 2018 gubernatorial candidate Shri Thanedar (D-Ann Arbor) is rumored to be considering a run for office, this time as mayor of Detroit. Thanedar, who spent some $12 million of his own money in a failed bid for the Democratic nomination for governor, came in behind governor Gretchen Whitmer and Abdul El-Sayed. However, his advertising blitz made him a household name in Detroit, where he bested all other Democratic candidates. "It shows me as their candidate," he said during an interview on public television. In May, Shri spoke with the Deadline Detroit website, saying he had not ruled out a run for mayor. More recently, he attended the Mackinac Policy Conference where he said on social media that he was meeting people, listening to policy discussions and making friends. In January, he posted photos of himself on vacation, saying "the dream to take Michigan to the next level is still alive, but for now taking time to see the world and recharge." With years to go before the 2021 election, Shri recently told Deadline Detroit he is in the "listening and learning phase."