The paper centered their decision around one central question, which candidates is most likely to keep the “positive attention and forward movement” of Philadelphia going?
In their editorial, the Daily News answered that they “believe that Jim Kenney is best equipped to accomplish that.”
In supporting their decision, the Daily News writes that “Kenney has shown himself to be independent…He knows how the city and its politics work, and is smart and open to new ideas.”
Despite their support for Kenney, the board had some kind words for Williams.
“Anthony Hardy Williams’ intelligence and long career in public office should not be dismissed,” they write.
In looking at some the other candidates for Mayor, such as ex-District Attorney Lynne Abraham and Judge Nelson Diaz, the Daily News described them as “out of place and out of time.” Milton Street and Doug Oliver also didn’t make the cut as appropriate picks for mayor.
After a final note on how this race has been one of the most expensive in the city’s history the Daily News encourages Philadelphians to “commit themselves to proving that actions-voting for Jim Kenney on May 19-speak louder than money.”