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PA-2: Kenney Backs Evans

Evans-KenneyPhilly’s top politicos are taking their sides in the PA-2 Democratic primary.

Mayor Jim Kenney announced today that he is endorsing State Rep. Dwight Evans’ campaign.

“Now, more than ever, we need a Congressman who will inject energy into solving some of urban America’s most pressing problems: poverty, long-term joblessness, education, and housing,” Kenney stated. “Dwight Evans will be that Congressman.”

No one loves Philadelphia and our people more than Dwight Evans,” he asserted.

“It’s Dwight Evans who passed a law to build the convention center downtown. It’s Dwight Evans who brought back tens of millions of dollars for our public schools. And it’s Dwight Evans who has been praised by the Obama administration for his work to end food deserts, bringing grocery stores into underserved areas in order to provide fresh food options and combat hunger and create good jobs,” Kenney concluded.

Evans supported Kenney during his mayoral campaign last year and his endorsement was seen as crucial to the Mayor’s victory. Now, Kenney is helping the State Rep. in his race against embattled incumbent Congressman Chaka Fattah.

Other Democrats seeking the nomination include Lower Merion Township Commissioner Brian Gordon, Ninth Ward Leader Dan Muroff and State Rep. Brian Sims.

The 2nd Congressional District consists of parts of Northwest Philadelphia as well as Southwestern Montgomery County.

4 Responses

  1. The development of Kenney endorsing Evans creates a real potential void in the 203rd Legislative District.

    Democrats seem to be on their heels to replace Evans, but Republicans are on it and running a young, apparently motivated millennial, named Khareif Williams. Word is this guy has an active duty military background with a community focus.

    Some folks in the PaGOP really like him and see him as a future leader of the party in Harrisburg and Philadelphia.

    He’s young and young people make mistakes, but he might be driven and determined enough to shake things up:

  2. Good Choice Jim Kenney is to endorse Dwight Evans for Congress in 2016 because he will clean up Washington D.C. and get rid of the scandal plagued incumbent in the primary.

  3. Dwight Evans winning the primary over Chaka Fattah gives new meaning to “beating a dead horse”.

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