By Mike DeNardo
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The delegates are leaving town, after what many in the city are calling a successful Democratic National Convention. But one congressman is bemused over who’s taking credit.
Former mayor Michael Nutter welcomed delegates on the final night of the DNC.
“I’m very proud that my administration and the host committee brought our convention to Philadelphia.”
But Congressman Bob Brady took a swipe at Nutter for taking credit.
“We forced him to do it. We had meetings without him, but we got it done. And then he was cooperative after he knew we were going to get the bid.”
Brady said Nutter didn’t bid on hosting the convention until the last minute.
“He didn’t respond to the invitation until after I talked to him ten times for ten days until like 12 o’clock on the deadline of four o’clock.”
Brady made his comments in an interview with KYW Newsradio’s Larry Kane.
“They don’t remember three years ago how much we had to keep on pulling teeth to try to get this thing done.”