PENNSYLVANIA, USA — Editor's note: The above video is from Feb. 1, 2022.
Kenyatta was born in Philadelphia, Pa. He earned his bachelor's degree in public communications with a minor in political science from Temple University. In 2019, he completed public policy training at Harvard's Kennedy School.
His career experience includes serving as a coordinator at the Graduate Medical Education Department at Hahnemann University Hospital and as the diversity and inclusion engagement coordinator for the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia.
Four candidates are running in the Democratic primary for the open-seat U.S. Senate race in Pennsylvania. Sen. Pat Toomey (R)—who was first elected to the Senate in 2010—announced on October 5, 2020, that he would not run for re-election. Lt. Gov. John Fetterman and U.S. Rep. Conor Lamb have received the most campaign contributions and media attention. Alexandria Khalil is also running.
Pennsylvania is also one of six states with one Democratic and one Republican U.S senator as of the 2022 U.S. Senate elections.
Christopher Wilson of Yahoo News wrote that the race for Toomey's seat "might be the Democratic Party’s best chance to gain a Senate seat in the fall."