In his first bid for mayor, then-city councilman Michael Nutter swept to victory by better than a 4-to-1 margin over Republican business leader Al Taubenberger in a mild-mannered affair that ended with Taubenberger introducing his opponent as mayor-elect the next day.
Karen Brown, who was recruited by party bosses, now leads John Featherman by 58 votes, more than a week after voters went to the polls.
It will be next week at the earliest before the Philadelphia City Commission certifies the results of Tuesday’s primary elections.
The official citywide count will begin on Friday, and continue over the weekend and through next Wednesday.
Chris reviews yesterdays primaries and talks to KYW’s Larry Kane about the end of the Rizzo era in Philadelphia. He talks to Seth Everett about the Phillies recent struggles and analyzes the early missteps of Newt Gingrich’s Presidential campaign.
It’s Primary Day in Philadelphia. Chris talks to all four candidates, Mayor Michael Nutter, his Democratic challenger, Milton Street and both Republican candidates, John Featherman and Karen Brown. Chris also talks to Congressman Pat Meehan about his intelligence request regarding the raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound.
Candidates for Philadelphia Mayor and City Council will spend today in one final rush of campaigning before tomorrow’s primary.
Chris talks to Seth Everett about the Phillies, the Chairman of the Philadelphia Orchestra Association, Richard Worley, about the bankruptcy filing of the orchestra, and KYW Reporter Tony Romeo about developments in Harrisburg surrounding Marcellus Shale.
Chris talks to Philadelphia Mayor Candidates Milton Street and John Featherman as well as State Senator Richard Alloway about the castle doctrine and financial analyst Chris Butler about the U.S. long term outlook.