Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams won’t run for Philly mayor

A potential opponent for Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter in the Democratic Primary has bowed out of the race before it even started. 


State Senator Anthony Hardy Williams said at the end of his campaign for Pennsylvania governor in 2010 he would not  be a candidate for mayor, but in recent weeks people approached him asking for him to reconsider his decision.  Senator Williams says before honoring his word not  to run, he reviewed polling on whether he had a chance to beat Mayor Michael Nutter.


“There was a huge question mark about whether you could mount a campaign this late against a candidate who has favorables in major parts in Philadelphia and question marks in other parts of Philadelphia,” said Williams.


Mayor Michael Nutter had this to say when told of Senator Williams decision: “I’m certainly pleased to hear this information.”

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