Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Primary Election Results

In what the Inquirer is proclaiming an easy defeat, Mayor Michael Nutter snagged almost 76% of the Democratic primary votes. Milton Street, brother of former Mayor and social pariah, John Street, still managed to sway more than 24% of voters. That's significant. 

I'm not sure what it says of Nutter that one in four people voted for this tax dodging, former inmate. It certainly says something of Philadelphians that more than 35000 of us voted for this joke.

The good news is City Commission Chairwoman Marge Tartaglione and City Councilman Frank Rizzo are both out, perhaps a sign that new Philadelphians are starting to have an impact on an aging institution, or that seasoned Philadelphians are have finally had enough of the cronies.

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