TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! ELECTION AFTERMATH: MISSOURI SEN. PAUL LEVOTA NOW THE NEW POWER BROKER IN EASTERN JACK!!!
Kansas City Insiders want to draw out attention to a political development that has remained under the radar until now.
To wit . . .
BEHIND THE SCENES MISSOURI SEN. PAUL LEVOTA SCORED A MAJOR VICTORY WITH HIS SUPPORT OF THE NEW SUGAR CREEK MAYOR AND A NEW COUNCILMAN!!!
Sure, most people don't believe that a Sugar Creek election win can influence Kansas City voting but the power move has a series of important implications that shouldn't go ignored according to KC Insiders.
Accordingly . . . Here's some background . . .
- The new mayor in Sugar Creek changes the political guard that goes back to the Pendergast era according to Insiders. "This really is quite a victory and a sweeping change from the status quo," said an insider. "I'm surprised people haven't taken more notice of the win because the previous administration can trace its roots to power back for almost 70 years and well beyond their incumbency."
- Sen. LeVota wielding his influence in this election reveals that he's taking an active role in the political make-up of his district. His involvement in the election might have been the deciding factor.
- And of course this has implications for Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders . . .
Regarding the new election influence of Sen. LeVota . . . A Jackson County Insider explains . . .
"State Sen. LeVota certainly scored an important upset that showed everyone he has a great deal of political capital to expend. This wasn't just a successful endorsement, this was a glimpse @ Sen. LeVota building important political coalitions."
How does this effect the County Exec:
"There's no secret that the political rivalry between both to the LeVota brothers is still in play. We all like to pretend that it isn't there but these are two elected officials with decidedly different approaches to local governance and both are now competing for influence. In this instance Sen. LeVota came away with an important win."
"Watch for this: Now somebody who might want to launch a campaign against the County Executive has someplace to go as a starting point. This really is a case of two competing camps and no longer just one leader of Eastern Jackson County."
The involvement of The County Executive in the State Democratic Party is cited as a reason that he might not have been "minding the store" in Eastern Jack. Nevertheless, what we're seeing here is the political landscape continuing to evolve around County Executive
Developing . . .