Phila. Mayor Nutter ready to sail through general election

Philadelphia’s mayor has been re-nominated and appears to have smooth sailing toward a second term of office. Michael Nutter says he wants to build on the successes of the first four years during.

In his victory speech, Mayor Michael Nutter said he wanted to run a new Philadelphia that has been built over the past four years.

“The new Philadelphia is that city that must soon be on the top 10 safest cities in the United States list. The new Philadelphia is a place where jobs and economic opportunity are available for everyone,” said Nutter.

The mayor added that education is key to the new Philadelphia.

“We must fund early childhood education especially kindergarten in this city,” Nutter said.

The mayor made no reference to his primary opponent Milton Street during his speech.  Street, who scarcely campaigned, got about 24 percent of the vote.

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