Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney Backs Hillary Clinton for President

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney is throwing his support behind Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton.

Kenney endorsed Clinton for April's Pennsylvania presidential primary Tuesday morning.

"Hillary Clinton has the heart, strength and depth of knowledge and experience to unite our nation and lead us during these troubled times," said Kenney in a news release. "She will build on the accomplishments of President Obama and continue the economic growth and expansion he successfully initiated."

Clinton, a former U.S. senator and secretary of state, is in a heated battle for her party’s nomination with Vermont U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders.

Kenney, a first-term Democrat, says he shares philosophies with Clinton.

"I share Secretary Clinton's progressive vision for America and her quest to tear down barriers that deny opportunity and exclude so many Americans from access to the American Dream. I trust Hillary Clinton with our nation's future."

If Clinton defeats Sanders, she will accept her party's nomination at the Democratic National Convention this summer in Philly.

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