There are no incumbents running for secretary of state, treasurer or lieutenant governor, leaving a wide-open field of candidates vying for offices that play important roles in state government — and often serve as a springboard for the careers of ambitious politicians.
Who are the rising stars of the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia? Cory Booker of New Jersey delivered a speech that had delegates abuzz. Conventions can launch political careers, including President Obama’s.
Michelle Obama made clear this week that she is all-in for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. Her captivating speech was an early turning point for Democrats after a rocky start to their convention – and made an emotional case for electing Clinton.
The Kansas City Council agreed Thursday to place activist Clay Chastain’s latest light rail plan on the Nov. 8 ballot. Council members don’t support the plan but Chastain gathered enough petition signatures to qualify for the ballot.
Rep. Emanuel Cleaver speaks to the Democratic National Convention about 5 p.m. Kansas City. He promises to talk about the Hillary Clinton personality “people may not know,” and expect to see the former Kansas City preacher’s fiery speaking style.
Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine spoke to Missouri delegates on Thursday morning at the party’s national convention. Kaine, who hails from the Kansas City area, said he would not be afraid to take on ‘Trumpism,’ although he won’t be a trash talker.
President Barack Obama delivered an impassioned speech Wednesday at the Democratic National Convention, defending America from a pessimistic Republican view and promoting his chosen successor, Hillary Clinton.
Jensen Walcott and Jake Reed lost their jobs at a Kansas City, Kan., pizza restaurant after they confronted their boss about unequal wages. That story landed them a speaking spot Thursday on the final night of Hillary Clinton’s Democratic National Convention.
A state audit has concluded that the Kansas Department for Children and Families has failed to ensure the safety of kids in the state’s foster care system. The findings have prompted calls for the resignation of DCF Secretary Phyllis Gilmore from Democratic lawmakers.
Turns out the State Department already has some of them. The FBI found them during its investigation of Clinton’s email use and turned some of them over to the State Department a week ago. State Department spokesman John Kirby says his staff has begun reviewing them for possible release.
You've probably noticed an abundance of signs in the crowd each night at the DNC. Delegates didn't bring them. A very coordinated convention team is responsible for deploying about 90,000 signs each night.
Here's where all the DNC floor signs come from
U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver of Missouri speaks at DNC
Cleaver on Kaine, Full Cleaver speaks tonight at Democratic National Convention
VP candidate Tim Kaine urges work for the Democratic ticket