Kansas City Mayor Sly James had a message for former city councilman Dan Cofran, who told The Star recently that he’s “very likely” to challenge the mayor for re-election next year:
“I welcome the challenge,” James said on KCUR’s “Up to Date.”
“It's just that simple. I'll let my record stand on its own.”
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Then James proceeded to run down that record in rapid-fire fashion.
Early childhood education?
“We’ve been involved in (that) more than any other administration in this entire city, including the one that he was apart of when he was a councilman” (back in the ‘90s).
“Homicides are down, much more than they were when he was a councilman.”
“We have done a lot in terms of continuing to build on downtown KC. We we have a downtown starter line streetcar. Economic development is moving bingo-bango.
“I’ll stand on what we've done, and I'm ready for the challenge.”
Must be a Sly-ism.