The U.S. House and Senate both reject the president’s Recover America Jobs Act. Nutter holds a press conference on the 40th Street Bridge to publicly disapprove.
Nutter wins re-election over Republican Karen Brown with about 75 percent of the vote. His media campaign for a second Obama term begins.
Nutter attacks Romney’s history at Bain Capitol. “When anyone tries to discuss that issue or his experience, we see the crocodile tears come out and the claim that those who want to explore his record don’t believe in capitalism.”
Using Philadelphia Weekly reporting as a guide, Talking Points Memo asks if the Obama campaign has a new favorite East Coast mayor: “Is Michael Nutter the new Cory Booker?”
Mitt Romney gives a speech to the NAACP, and is booed. Nutter suggests Romney got himself booed on purpose in order to shore up a racist voter base.
Nutter speaks at the Democratic National Convention on the same night as President Obama.
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