Now that Labor Day has come and gone, the traditional campaign season has arrived. The Republican candidate for Philadelphia mayor is calling for debates.
Karen Brown says she wants a series of five debates across the city, and came to Mayor Michael Nutter’s office to present him with a formal proposal.
“I delivered the letter to him. We were actually going to deliver the letter at 10 o’clock but when we got up security wasn’t very happy with us, they were trying to remove us. Finally Luke from his office came out and escorted us in so he could hand- deliver the letter to Michael Nutter,” said Brown. “He took the letter and said he will take it under advisement, so he hasn’t given me a yes or a no.”
Nutter says he expects some debates to occur, but wouldn’t say how many.
“We’ll see what we can work out. iit’s a very very busy time, and my primary job is to work on behalf of the citizens of the city every day,” said Nutter.
Philadelphia has not elected a Republican mayor since the 1950s.