Michael Nutter to Stump for Hillary Clinton in Wilmington

He's campaigning for her in Delaware on Sunday.

Photos by Matt Rourke/AP

Photos by Matt Rourke/AP

“When I support a candidate, I fully support that candidate,” said former Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter back in 2008 while standing by his endorsement of Hillary Clinton in spite of growing support for her opponent Barack Obama.

“It’s what I do when I get involved in a campaign. I campaign like I’m campaigning for myself,” he said.

Nutter wasn’t exaggerating. Eight years later, he’s still in Clinton’s corner and still campaigning with just as much vigor.

On Sunday, April 17th, he’s heading to Wilmington, Delaware for a Clinton organizing event. There Nutter will join Wilmington Mayor Dennis Williams, along with several Delaware state representatives and senators to plead their case for Clinton. Her campaign said in a press release that “Nutter will be joined by Mayor Dennis Williams and state and local elected officials to highlight their support for Clinton and her plans to break down the racial, social and economic barriers that hold Delaware families back.”

Last week, Nutter took to Twitter to speak up for Clinton while simultaneously blasting her opponent Bernie Sanders, in a way that was very reminiscent of his critique of Sanders on CNN in February. Nutter’s been all over campaign trail, and has even traveled to Alabama to advocate for Clinton.

“Secretary Clinton is practical, pragmatic, knows how to get stuff done,” said Nutter during his CNN appearance. Sanders, he argues, is too “ideological.”

Clinton is the clear favorite of Philadelphia’s political establishment. Everyone from Mayor Jim Kenney to former City Councilwoman Marian Tasco to former Gov. Ed Rendell has stumped for her.

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