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Nutter Tweaked on His Presidential Choice

Pennsylvania's primary election is over, but that doesn't mean folks have forgotten which candidate Mayor Nutter backed. When introducing Nutter at a Pennsylvania Bar Association luncheon for minority lawyers on Friday, attorney Jettie Newkirk called him "Philadelphia's Obama."

Nutter Tweaked on His Presidential Choice

Pennsylvania’s primary election is over, but that doesn’t mean folks have forgotten which candidate Mayor Nutter backed.

When introducing Nutter at a Pennsylvania Bar Association luncheon for minority lawyers on Friday, attorney Jettie Newkirk called him “Philadelphia’s Obama.”

Nutter, of course, is among Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton’s biggest fans, but he took the joke well.

“I always thought that Senator Obama was the country’s Mike Nutter,” the mayor cracked, as he took the stage.

There were big laughs all around, and the episode seemed to confirm the conventional wisdom on Nutter’s endorsement of Clinton: Plenty of Philadelphians didn’t get why he backed her, but neither did they hold his choice against him.

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