An ex-convict is challenging Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter in this year’s primary election, says the Philadelphia Daily News. Another potential candidate is millionaire businessman Tom Knox. Candidate Milton Street, a former state senator, spent 26 months in prison and a halfway house for not paying $413,000 in taxes on $3 million in income. Street said he is counting on the help of 300,000 former inmates to help him best Nutter in the primary.
Street said he has “zero” financing but claimed that “all of Fort Knox’s money” won’t defeat an army of ex-offenders. Street, brother of former Mayor John Street, pledged to hire 3,000 people to help patrol city neighborhoods, claiming the money saved in local jail costs by preventing crime would pay their salaries.