Butkovitz endorses Nutter’s re-election

The mayor of Philadelphia has another endorsement in his bid for re-election.  The City Controller is jumping on the Nutter bandwagon.

“I’m not thinking about running against him and I’m not plotting to run against him,” said Alan Butkovitz.  He says he is squarely behind Mayor Michael Nutter, even though his name was one that was on the list of possible contenders to the mayor in the Democratic primary.  The controller says it’s the mayor’s wise fiscal choices that won him over.

“He doesn’t cook the books, from day one of the financial crisis that has swallowed up other cities and states, Mayor Nutter has reported the financial numbers and has dealt with them on a current basis,” said Butkovitz.  He addressed reports that Senator Anthony Hardy Williams is still considering a run against Nutter.

“I’ve talked to him and in my experience and he was very forcefully in support of Mayor Nutter’s election so I’m baffled to see those comments,” he said.

Williams says sometime in the future he will  talk publicly about his intentions and plans about running for mayor

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