In his weekly Mellinger Minutes, Sam Mellinger answers these questions and more: Does Tim Kaine forward top 10 lists he appears on to all his friends? How should the Chiefs use Jamaal Charles this season? Why are the Royals are striking out so much more this season?
Donald Trump promised not to throw a “boring” political convention like ones he’d seen in the past. He promised a convention full of celebrities — and then social media slammed him because B-lister Scott Baio was the most high-profile celebrity in Cleveland. No ifs, ands, or buts about it, the Democrats have already staged the most star-studded convention — if that counts for anything.
Moderate Republicans are trying to oust ultraconservative lawmakers in next Tuesday’s crucial Kansas primaries. More power to them. But it’s not going to be easy to do that. The incumbents who have the power right now in the Legislature are allies of Gov. Sam Brownback and that should hurt them with the public given Brownback’s low approval ratings.