KANSAS CITY ELECTION NIGHT 2012 ACCORDING TO TKC!!!
Last night we roamed around Kansas City looking for the BEST photo ops in order to provide a bit of a behind the scenes look at election 2012 in our cowtown.
Enjoy . . .
Things didn't start out very well and we noticed the spread @ Jason Kander's Kansas City watch party @ Californo's in Westport was rather skimpy.
Still, the crowd was lively.
Fashion mogul and Kansas City Power Broker Shomari Benton was seen here chatting up friends in support of Jason Kander.
A miniature blonde in the Kander crowd was nice enough to pose for a photo while giggling @ TKC.
More . . .
Interrupting hotties is always a favorite TKC pastime . . . At least when they venture into political circles.
A really good looking shot coming up . . .
CHECK THE "COOL KID TABLE AT THE KANDER WATCH PARTY" LAST NIGHT!!!
And then we took a serious look at the crowd . . .
Kansas City political consultant Geoff Gerling is seen here talking numbers with a member of Team Kander during this race that came down to the wire.
From there we worked our way through Westport . . .
Olivia worked on the Jonathan Sternberg campaign for the Midtown Kansas City House Rep. spot . . . Judy Morgan took home the victory but Mr. Sternberg showed well in Westport. By the way, the dude with Olivia is, in fact, a male model.
Then we showed up to the Watch Party For Congressman Cleaver . . .
Missouri Rep. Brandon Ellington is one of the brightest stars of Kansas City's East Side representation and he took a moment to take a photo with 3rd District Committeeman Pat Clarke. Mr. Clarke recently started working with the KCPD as part of a community outreach effort and THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST MOVES we've heard about from the Department given that Mr. Clarke has a great deal of credibility not only in the political world but also in our community.
Roaming around the room . . . This guy caught our eye . . .
Uncle Sam was nice enough to bring his table some water . . . And smile for TKC.
And then . . .
MD Rabbi Alam was out in Democratic circles last night despite a rather notable election ruckus during his primary Secretary Of State Run. He's with House Candidate Syed Shah. Mr. Alam told us that he will announce his Missouri Senate run for 2016 today.
Behind the scenes . . .
Kansas City newsies were set up on high.
Back into the crowd . . .
Kansas City Councilman John Sharp and Councilman Jermaine Reed were talking with constituents and Democrats during the opening moments of the celebration.
More newsies . . .
That's KCTV5's Stacey Cameron in the background and another blonde newsie getting ready for their setup.
From that point the night started to move a bit more quickly . . .
Cheers from the crowd were raucous as one victory after the next was reported for Prez Obama . . . It was also interesting to hear the crowd erupt in boos whenever Mitt Romney's name was mentioned.
Another favorite shot of the night . . .
Kansas City "Girl power" on display . . . In this shot notice Former Council Lady Cathy Jolly, political powerhouse Katie Daily, Midtown Kansas City MO House Rep. Judy Morgan smiling as victory approached.
Even more Kansas City elites . . .
Here's Kansas City POWER BROKER Klassie Alcine with Jackson County Sheriff Mike Sharp as Congressman Cleaver's people were calling folks to the stage.
And then . . .
Kansas City's Congressman Emanuel Cleaver addressed the crowd to wave after wave off applause and stressed unity and civility in the national discourse.
"Too often, one set of ideas are touted as if they're delivered from God and the other as if they come from the Devil . . ." said, The Congressman.
"I believe the President is dedicated to working with Republicans and building relationships to move this nation forward."
"United We Stand, Divided We Stall," said Congressman Cleaver.
As the victories were announced more people crowded the stage.
Notice Kansas City Mayor Pro Tem Cindy Circo in yet another important circle.
And then, a top ranking Kansas City political consultant insisted that I get a photo as well . . . Turnabout is fair play and I was just happy to be next to so many powerful folks who pretty much decide our fate.
And that's how last night's stunning and world shattering election looked to TKC. Still, this morning, I can't really tell if anything has changed. But I'm hopeful.
More later . . .