PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Candidates for Philadelphia Mayor and City Council will spend today in one final rush of campaigning before tomorrow’s primary.
Four years ago, Michael Nutter entered the primary as one of five Democrats vying for their party’s nomination. Tomorrow, he’s the incumbent with just one Democratic opponent: former state senator Milton Street, fresh from federal prison for failing to pay income tax.
Two Republicans are running for the GOP mayoral nomination: John Featherman and Karen Brown.
Twelve city council members are running for re-election, two unopposed but the others facing a host of challengers.
And five city council members are retiring, so those seats are up for grabs tomorrow. Especially heated are the races for the first district now held by Frank DiCicco, the sixth held by Joan Krajewski, and the eighth held by Donna Miller.
In the seventh, incumbent Maria Quniones Sanchez is challenged by Dan Savage, who held the seat before her.
Reported by John Ostapkovich, KYW Newsradio 1060