Obama's health care victory makes Nutter 'proud'

Mayor Nutter's high-profile endorsement of Sen. Hillary Clinton over Barack Obama in the presidential primary briefly won him a share of the national spotlight. But Nutter - who needs federal help as badly as any big city mayor -has had nothing but good things to say about Obama ever since he sewed up the nomination.

Health care is no exception. The day after Obama's big legislative health care victory, Nutter said the president "deserves a tremendous amount of recognition."

"He never gave up on the commitment he made as a candidate and as President of the United States, and I know that on some days and nights it looked pretty dire," Nutter said. "I could not be more proud of his efforts."

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