Thursday, December 25, 2014

No Splashy Re-Election Announcement for Nutter?

Today marked Mayor Nutter's first official campaign event -- an endorsement announcement from District Attorney Seth Williams. It was an understated morning event outside the Criminal Justice Center with both politicans.

No Splashy Re-Election Announcement for Nutter?

Today marked Mayor Nutter's first official campaign event -- an endorsement announcement from District Attorney Seth Williams. It was an understated morning event outside the Criminal Justice Center with both politicans.

But the campaign isn't working on a flashier kick-off any time soon. Nutter is not currently planning a big re-election announcement where he'll be surrounded by fawning elected officials and booming Motown music, his campaign said today.

"I think they just decided to go with he’s running again and jump right in," said campaign spokeswoman Sheila Simmons. "We went straight to the endorsements right before Christmas and right today. We went right in without the big kickoff."

Back in 2003, then-Mayor Street announced his bid for a second term at a rally at the Community College surrounded by party officials and before hundreds of supporters. Simmons said Nutter is just going to keep rolling out endorsements and other campaign events.

Will Nutter change his mind and do a big event later on? We'll have to wait and see...

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Chris Brennan, a native Philadelphian and graduate of Temple University, joined the Daily News in 1999. He has written about SEPTA, the Philadelphia School District, the legalization of casino gambling, state government, the mayor, the governor, City Council and political campaigns. E-mail tips to brennac@phillynews.com
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Jenny DeHuff is a 2005 graduate of the University of Rhode Island, where she cut her teeth in journalism. A South Philly transplant from New England, she joined the Daily News City Hall Bureau in 2013. For the past several years, she has worked as an investigative reporter exposing corruption in suburban politics, covering sometimes ghastly criminal court cases and following the people’s money and how its spent. In addition to being a dogged news hound, she enjoys reading and writing about travel, animals, Irish whiskey and aviation. E-mail tips to dehuffj@phillynews.com
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