By Mike Dunn

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — One day after President Barack Obama was re-elected, Mayor Michael Nutter is ending speculation that he would serve in the second Obama administration. And he vows to finish out his term here.

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Mayor Nutter’s national prominence got a boost this year when he was elected president of the US Conference of Mayors (see related story). And that in part fueled speculation that Nutter would be in line for a prominent post in the White House in a second Obama term.

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But now, with the president’s re-election a reality, Nutter is rejecting the speculation once and for all.

“Absolutely, 100 percent, I’m not going anywhere,” Nutter said Wednesday outside his office in City Hall. “I love this job. I love this city. I have work still to do. And I look forward to working with the president in his second term by finishing out my second term.”

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Nutter’s second term ends in January of 2016. He says he has made it crystal clear directly to Obama administration officials that he’s staying put.