TKC EXCLUSIVE AND BREAKING NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY 5TH DISTRICT CAMPAIGN AGAINST THERESA GARZA RUIZ TAGS HER AS 'CARPETBAGGER' CANDIDATE!!!
Campaign season in Kansas City Council Districts is already underway and more than anything we're noticing a bit of antipathy toward a powerful local lady looking to cross the street to a more high profile gig.
To wit . . .
5TH DISTRICT DENIZENS HAVE STARTED CALLING JACKSON COUNTY LEGISLATOR THERESA GARZA RUIZ A "CARPETBAGGER" CANDIDATE BECAUSE OF RESIDENCY ISSUES!!!
First, an explanation of the reference for all of those who aren't history buffs:
"In United States history, carpetbagger was a pejorative term Southerners gave to Northerners (also referred to as Yankees) who moved to the South during the Reconstruction era, between 1865 and 1877."
This cruel nickname might be related to a bit KICK-ASS TKC TIPSTER reporting that revealed Theresa Garza Ruiz and Mayor Pro Tem Cindy Circo were living with one another in order to prepare for a campaign.
One Kansas City Political Insider says this:
"This is yet another example of why at-large districts don't work. Theresa is obviously trying to get a competitive advantage by moving into the district at the last moment and without any real connection to the area because she knows that Kansas City doesn't support African-American candidates in the 5th District at-large."
Moreover . . .
"If she would try to run inside the District she would lose without much of a contest. Only by running at-large does she become the front runner and that's because of an institutional legacy that promotes candidates with name recognition and political donor connections. It's unfair and not in the interest of 5th District voters."
So . . . Now that the name calling has already started . . . We're waiting for an actual candidate to step up as neighborhood groups and PAC look for someone to challenge Jackson County Legislator Garza Ruiz for a job that she NEARLY owns before a single ballot has been cast.
Developing . . .