NBC 10 is hosting an "Ask the Mayor" town-hall meeting on live TV tonight, and Karen Brown has a question about it: Why is the Republican nominee for mayor shut out of an event for the Democratic incumbent six weeks before the Nov. 8 general election?
Brown is asking NBC 10 to provide her with "equal time," citing a federal law that regulates how stations give air time to political candidates.
NBC 10 spokeswoman Kathleen Burke yesterday said that the town hall was "designed to give the people of Philadelphia an opportunity to directly ask the mayor about issues of importance to them and their community." Burke and Nutter's campaign said that the event is not political. Nutter is promoting the event on his campaign website and his City Hall website.