Nutter, Kenney reunited at City Hall

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 Democratic mayoral nominee Jim Kenney and Mayor Michael Nutter put aside differences with some laughs  Thursday. (Tom MacDonald/WHYY)

Democratic mayoral nominee Jim Kenney and Mayor Michael Nutter put aside differences with some laughs Thursday. (Tom MacDonald/WHYY)

When the current mayor of Philadelphia met with his likely successor Thursday morning, both showed they have a sense of humor.

Mayor Michael Nutter said he can accept Democratic mayoral nominee Jim Kenney being critical of his administration.

“I mean I was absolutely known to be a major pain in the ass to the two mayors I worked under in City Council,” Nutter said.

While appearing with Nutter, former City Councilman Kenney showed restraint … as he has during the whole campaign.

“Sometimes I was inartful in my expression to him,” Kenney said of his days battling Nutter. “The things I have learned during this campaign is that discipline prevails, and the more disciplined you are as a candidate the more successful you are  The more disciplined you are going to be as a mayor, the more successful you are going to be.  He was very disciplined when I was being a pain.”

Nutter didn’t choose sides in the primary, but has now endorsed Kenney to succeed him.

 

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