HIZZONER ’07: Sam Katz Officially Bows Out Of Mayor’s Race, Says City In Good Hands With Nutter

The email arrived at 11:38 this morning – about 12 hours after Democratic voters chose Michael Nutter as their nominee for mayor.

“Not that this will come as a surprise to anyone,” wrote Sam Katz to a reporter, “but I will not be a candidate for mayor in the general election.”

Katz, a three-time candidate for mayor, raised that prospect late last month when he quietly changed his registration from Republican to “non-affiliated,” a move that set him up to run as an independent on the November ballot.

But after Nutter’s win, Katz says he’s out.

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