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Some Candidates See Milton Street As Key To Winning Nomination

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A funny thing happened to Milton Street on the way to the primary election against incumbent Mayor Michael Nutter. Facing an uphill battle, Street is now being courted by several Democratic council at-large candidates.

Only five people will win the Democratic citywide contests for at-large council seats, which means that the candidates need all help they can get. Street has been inundated with requests to be on his ballot (given out to voters as they arrive outside the polling stations.)

That gives him, in the days prior to the election, a dose of real power. Candidates in low turnout primaries like tomorrow need organized help to get elected.

Whether Street’s support on sample ballots can help some of these candidates is a matter of debate, but Democratic Party sources suggest that in North, West and Southwest Philadelphia, it can’t hurt.

Of course, Mayor Nutter has his slate of candidates.

Reported by Larry Kane, KYW Newsradio 1060

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  • Tiredofitall ....

    Correction: That should read: “From NutterButter “to” Uncle Miltie. Sorry for the error. :0)

  • Tiredofitall ....

    From NutterButter Uncle Miltie. Neither one is good. Will someone ELSE “PLEASE” run against these two clowns. PLEASE!!

  • Fed Up With Philly

    If he promises to fire the Police Chief, I think I’d vote for him. For the past year every week another Philly Cop is convicted of a crime, those are just the ones that got caught!! Ramsey is a far cry from John Timoney and it shows.

  • john

    Oh Lord!

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