Potential challenger overshadows DA endorsing Nutter’s re-election

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter has his first endorsement of his re-election campaign.  While D.A. Seth Williams was standing behind the mayor, the questions were about another Williams.

Seth Williams couldn’t say enough about the good works and the neighborhood involvement of Mayor Michael Nutter.  But reporters were only interested about the possibility of State Senator Anthony Hardy Williams challenging Nutter in the Democratic primary.  The mayor dismissed the idea.

“Senator Williams has introduced me at any number of events and again indicated his support for me,” said Nutter.

Senator Williams says he’s not ready to give his endorsement to the incumbent.  “I think that sometime in the future I’ll talk publicly about my intentions and plans about running for mayor or whoever is running for mayor the issues that are most important or whether I’m the person to drive that agenda or conversation,” Williams said.

The mayor isn’t worried.  “Senator Anthony Hardy Williams is a man of his word someone that I’ve known for a long period of time,” he said.

But Senator Williams says he hasn’t given his endorsement to anyone yet.

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