Nutter Hopeful Despite Regional Differences With New Governor
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Mayor Nutter says one thing was clear about Tuesday’s elections even before the votes were counted: Pennsylvania’s next governor was going to come from the other side of the Commonwealth, as Philadelphia’s Ed Rendell winds down his two terms in office.
While Democratic gubernatorial nominee Dan Onorato returns to his Allegheny County chief executive role, and the next governor, Republican attorney general Tom Corbett (above), also from Pittsburgh, gets set for the new job, Mayor Nutter (right) says they all have an obligation to govern:
“The campaign is over. Now, we have to figure out how we’ll all have to work together.”
Corbett replaces two term Democratic governor Ed Rendell, who could not run again. Republicans also won enough seats to re-take control of the House; the GOP already rules the state senate.
The mayor says he hasn’t had too much contact with Corbett, a two-term state attorney general:
“It’s the nature of the job. I like seeing a US attorney, but never at work.”
Corbett built his reputation fighting government corruption.
Reported by Steve Tawa, KYW Newsradio 1060