What is expected to be the one and only televised debate of the 2011 campaign for Philadelphia mayor will be broadcast later this week.
Republican challenger Karen Brown took the offensive during the debate and got a few of her facts wrong. She continued to urge Mayor Michael Nutter to debate her again as they exited the Fox 29 studio after the taping Tuesday.
“Are you saying that I’m not smart, is that what you are saying?” she said.
“It’s unfortunate that you got a couple of facts wrong and I did my best to make sure you had the information. You had a couple of things wrong, it happens all the time,” responded Nutter.
“I’ve got a couple of things wrong?” said Brown. “I think you’ve got many things wrong.”
Brown tried to defend comments such as saying the mayor has supported the earned sick time bill, which he vetoed.
“Is he not part of council, does he not work with council to make sure that these things do not happen?” she said. “Are they not going to reintroduce it, and will it pass? He vetoed it because he’s posturing for re-election time.”
The debate will air Friday night on Fox 29.