Maybe it's the ad with his daughter running around her room in hyperspeed, or the one with a hand ripping off the top of City Hall, or the endorsements from the Inquirer and PhillyMag, but Michael Nutter is making the money.
His campaign threw up an early flare in the campaign money battle this afternoon with a release showing that the former Councilman has raised $3.4 million so far this campaign, likely more than any of the non-self funded candidates.
Even more important horserace news for Nutter is that his campaign is hyping tonight's NBC10 Survey USA poll which they say confirms Nutter's place in a statistical tie with Tom Knox for first place in the poll.
The SurveyUSA poll has Knox with 29 percent and Nutter surging into second with 27 percent, 13 points better than the last poll for NBC10. Fattah stays at 18, Brady falls to 11 and Evans to 9.
(Opponents pegged the PEG poll released last week as somehow biased, seeing how the group is pro-business and the memo that came attached to it was pro-Nutter.)
We'll see if Terry Madonna's Keystone Poll, the standard-bearer for many election watchers, shows a similar result shortly.
(On Nutter's "City Hall Destruction" ad, that's what I call it anyway: Anyone else think that ripping off the City Hall tower is a reference to Rick Mariano and his fateful trip to the top when the feds were bearing down on him? Discuss.)