The real test will come from the Liberty City Club, which was founded in 1994 to build queer political power and involvement. Nutter and any potential challengers seeking the Liberty City’s endorsement will have to meet with the group and complete a yet-to-be-created questionnaire on hot issues, which this year will surely include schools and Scouts. The group convenes in April to pick its candidate.
Since Nutter is expected to cruise through the primary, and because Liberty City by charter can only endorse Democrats, the issue is mostly symbolic, but the group’s decision will be a good benchmark as to the mayor’s true progressive chops.
Comment is limited to membership only, so attendees will have to rely on their own judgment, deprived of another opportunity to hear how John Street thinks they should vote.
As we begin to poke our heads out of two and a half years of recessionary rubble, the city’s outlook is starting to look brighter. Threats still remain, but Nutter, odds-on favorite to win election to a second term this year, implores you to have faith.