Kenney's ultimate endorsement: Obama gives him the nod
A day away from general elections in Pennsylvania, President Barack Obama announced he endorses Jim Kenney for mayor of Philadelphia.
“I am proud to endorse Jim Kenney in his mayoral election bid. The dedication and commitment that Jim has shown to the people of Philadelphia is outstanding, as he continues to be a champion for the working and middle class families that make up the backbone of our nation," according to a news release made public by the Kenney campaign. "As we continue our efforts to keep our country’s economy moving forward, fight for fair wages, and pass common sense education reform, we’ll need to be able to count on Jim Kenney. That’s why I’m asking you to vote for him in the general election this Tuesday.”
Kenney stated that the President's endorsement is humbling. "His historic efforts on prison reform, immigration, and policing have made life better for all our working families," the candidate said.
"Philadelphia has made great strides in the last eight years, and, in July, we'll have the great honor of hosting the DNC. As mayor, my goal will be to ensure that every neighborhood is included in that progress," Kenney added. "I know that with help from our partners in Washington and Harrisburg, Philadelphia can become a city where every family has the chance to succeed."