Mayor Nutter will speak at the Democratic National Convention on Thursday, the same night as the president, according to the Obama campaign. Previous reports had said he would speak Wednesday, but nothing was made official until this afternoon, when word began spreading that the mayor would instead speak Thursday.
Sources close to Nutter did not know the time of his speech. If he was originally scheduled to speak Wednesday, the move to Thursday looks like a promotion. Only party favorites usually share the night with the president.
Since Nutter was re-elected in November, speculation that he would take a job with the Obama administration has been growing. He has repeatedly said he would serve out his second term here. Either way, it looks like the Obama folks have forgiven Nutter for his initial support of Hillary Clinton.