By Steve Tawa

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Anthony Williams told his supporters that the election may be over, but the values that brought them together live on.

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Williams said the issues won’t change:  Philadelphia’s public schools are still in trouble, there is strife in too many neighborhoods, and, referring to the controversial “stop and frisk” policy, the Philadelphia Police Department culture needs to change.

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It was clear as soon as the polls closed that Williams’ campaign did not get the traction he anticipated, especially in the African-American community.  A large number of leading black politicians threw their support behind Williams’ main challenger, Jim Kenney, who is white.

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Kenney’s overwhelming support in North and Northwest Philadelphia was apparently enough to override Williams’ strongholds in Cobbs Creek and West Philadelphia.