Politicial Analysts See A Kenney Endorsement As Signal That Some Issues Trump Race

Philly’s Mayoral race is already a contentious one..It will be good to see Anthony Hardy Williams in but I think most of the Dems are going for Kenney…based on him being the so-called total package..As long as its a Dem in office..that’s all most people care about anyway, keep PA blue-because most of the hicks in the sticks want to keep it red, and bible-belt Christian which is kind of blocking it from being as progressive as its Neighbors–DC and NY.

CBS Philly

By Mike Dunn

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Endorsements have come fast and furious in the Philadelphia mayor’s race, but analysts are particularly surprised by one that came this week: Jim Kenney was endorsed by some leading African-American politicians in the city’s northwest.

Kenney, who is white, nabbed the endorsement of state representative Dwight Evans, city councilwoman Marian Tasco, and other members of a group of African-American political leaders known as the Northwest Coalition.

Randall Miller, political analyst at St. Joseph’s University, says he was surprised.

“It surprises me to some extent because, insomuch as race counts, one might have expected that (black candidate) Tony Williams might have gotten this nod, or that the Northwest Coalition might have even waited for a while to see how the race was playing out,” he tells KYW Newsradio.

Miller believes that one factor in the endorsement may have been the issue of schools.   He…

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