Mayor Nutter Offered to Host the New York City Marathon in Philly

Plus: SNL tackles Hurricane Sandy, "Mittstock" rocks Bucks County, Clinton is coming! Clinton is Coming!, and more of what Philly is buzzing about today.

Mayor Nutter Offered to Host NYC Marathon. Amid a great deal of public debate, Sunday’s New York City Marathon was canceled due to the effects of Hurricane Sandy. Mayor Bloomberg had originally said that the race would go on as scheduled, but public backlash helped sway him to decide otherwise. Now, reports have surfaced indicating that Mayor Nutter offered to host the event—and 40,000 runners—in Philadelphia over the weekend. Apparently the folks organizing the event said there just wasn’t enough time to get everyone to Philly by Sunday morning. Bummer. [Inquirer]

20,000 Show Up for Romney’s Rally in Bucks County. On Sunday night, at least 20,000 people turned out to see Governor Mitt Romney give a speech at Lower Makefield’s Shady Brook Farm. The event is part of Romney’s last push to gain traction in a typically blue Keystone State. [Daily News]

Saturday Night Live Tackles Hurricane Sandy. The Cold Open for this weekend’s episode of Saturday Night Live spoofed Mayor Bloomberg’s Hurricane Sandy presser, sign language interpreter and all. It also mocked Chris Christie’s press conference and the, ahem, disagreement he had with Atlantic City Mayor Lorenzo Langford. [Hulu]

Bill Clinton Is Coming to Pennsylvania. President Bill Clinton will return to Pennsylvania to stump for Democratic candidates the day before the election. Clinton is scheduled to appear at a morning event in Pittsburgh before heading our way to speak at a community college in Blue Bell and then at the Palestra in Philly. []

Kid Shoots Himself Playing With Gun. A 10-year-old boy was taken to CHOP after he accidentally shot himself while playing with a gun on a playground in Cobbs Creek. He was reportedly in stable condition. [NBC Philadelphia]

Lane v. Mendte Affects New Show’s Premiere. Larry Mendte’s lawyers have asked that WMCN TV not air an episode of his wife’s new television show, A New Dawn, that focuses on how Mendte’s conviction on accessing Alycia Lane’s emails. Though Lane isn’t mentioned specifically, the attorneys want to hold off on airing the episode until after a judge rules on Lane’s civil suit against Mendte. That ruling should come sometime in November. [PhillyGossip]