Kansas City’s premier black political group, Freedom, Inc., has endorsed Councilman Quinton Lucas in the mayor’s race. Forward Kansas City, a Northland group, endorsed Steve Miller over Councilman Scott Wagner.
At least a dozen mayoral forums stand between now and the mayoral primary. From affordable housing to crime and economic development to race, here’s a rundown of what candidates talked about Monday night.
Steve Miller’s longtime friend, U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, is expected to appear alongside him as he campaigns for mayor. Kaine ran for vice president alongside Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in 2016.
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Missouri is one of a dozen states that has no early voting while also requiring an excuse to vote absentee, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. Legislation filed in the General Assembly would change that.
Twelve candidates are vying to become Kansas City’s next mayor, and with three months until the April primary, eight of them are competing for campaign funds. See who has the most money in KC’s mayor race.
The Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce on Monday endorsed Mayor Sly James’ proposed sales tax increase to fund early childhood education. Kansas City Public Schools and other districts oppose the plan.
Reps. Emanuel Cleaver and William Lacy Clay tore into Claire McCaskill and Democratic Party officials for failing to engage African American voters. Turnout in Kansas City and St. Louis surpassed recent mid-terms.
Republican strategists and officials say Kris Kobach refused to listen to advice, was unwilling to put energy into fundraising and failed to set up a basic “get out the vote” operation. Some are happy to see him lose.
Claire McCaskill’s defeat Tuesday marked the loss of more than just a race for Missouri Democrats. They hold just one statewide office, and Republicans dominate the state’s politics. As the party rebuilds, who make up the next generation?
After 36 years in office — as a legislator, county prosecutor, state auditor and two-term U.S. senator — Claire McCaskill may have stepped off the electoral stage for the final time after losing her re-election bid.
Kris Kobach’s name immediately began floating around political circles as a potential candidate for Trump’s next attorney general after it was announced Wednesday that Trump had fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions.