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Nutter And Street Cast Votes, Urge People To Vote

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The democratic hopefuls for mayor cast their votes early Tuesday morning.

Mayor Michael Nutter cast his vote at the John C. Anderson Cultural Center on Overbrook Avenue, and with predictions of extremely low turnout he has this message for city residents.

“Come out and vote. Voting is a part of civic duty and responsibility. It’s part of being a Philadelphian and an American,” Nutter said. “I mean it’s not a monsoon out here so we want to encourage people to come out.”

Nutter’s opponent in the democratic primary, Milton Street, also cast his vote Tuesday morning in the city’s Mayfair neighborhood.

“I feel great. I feel like we’ve run a very strong campaign. Our message has resonated across the city,” Street said. “We’ll see tonight when the vote comes in, then we’ll see who took us seriously and who didn’t, won’t we?”

Turnout is expected to be low in the city (see related story). Many forecasters are saying it could be well under 20 percent.

Reported by Jim Melwert, KYW Newsradio

  • Tina

    Bill, do you think Street would be any better? As far as I am concerned the Streets’ are as fraudulent as you can get.

  • Chris

    More croanies than Milton Street. Seriously this MILTON STREET we are talking about.

  • david

    Nutter has proven that he is owned by no body and as a city resident and a not employed by the city, i see this as a positive. Listed among his best accomplisments was the sinking othe Board of Revision of Taxes

  • jack markowitz

    If Milton Street receives 25% or better then Mr. Nutter is in trouble come November. Elecfting the City’s first GOP mayor in decades may be in the offing if Mr. Nutter continues to alienate large blocks of City workers and other constituents with his no growth policies. He has demonized City workers and his lack of vision for the City’s future have put off many Philadelphians. Crime is rampant, the schools continue to fail, the City looks dirty and unemployment is too high. Change is in the air and today’s vote may prove it.

    • david

      There is no way the municipal employees would vote fior a GOP canididate in November even if they loath Nutter

      • BILL

        dont bet on that. i am a city employee and will vote for ANYONE BUT NUTTER. i am tired of being blamed for all of the cities woes while the connected fat cats (his cronies)continue to get there contracts and siphon off the cash. ps most of my co workers feel the same.

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