Nutter will be endorsed by Philly Mag in the glossy's May issue, which hits newsstands Thursday.
Says PhillyMag editor Larry Platt (in a release):
"We interviewed all five Democratic candidates, and the nearly unanimous view of the staff was that only Michael Nutter has the vision and sense of urgency to tackle the city’s problems, from ethics to tax cuts to taking on the murder epidemic. In the end, we felt that Nutter has the best potential to be an inspiring leader and to speak to all Philadelphians.”
It's the second mayoral endorsement for the magazine, which backed runner-up Sam Katz in 2003.
The endorsement accompanies a 2,000-word story that challenges Nutter to lead the city with the passion he exhibited upon visiting with the magazine staff.
The candidates are meeting with editorial boards at publications around the city hoping to get the nods. The Inquirer is putting its editorial board interviews up on its Great Expectations blog.
Bob Brady told the board that he doubts his visit will mean anything; that they'll probably just back Nutter in next Sunday's paper.
Metro's global policy is "News without Views," so we'll endorse no one. Sigh.