TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! CHECK THE EARLY KANSAS CITY MAYOR AND COUNCIL ELECTION REPORTS!!!
This week the first round of Kansas City election fundraising reporting came through . . . Here's a quick look at the highlights with a translation of what the cash means at the outset of these races . . .
First . . .
TAKE A LOOK AT MAYOR SLY AND ALL OF THE CITY COUNCIL INCUMBENTS BUILDING THEIR BANKROLLS!!!
Remember that it's never too early to start collecting cash and the incumbents always have the advantage in local politics.
Here's the list of CASH ON HAND and the end of the 1st Quarter . . .
Mayor Sly James: $323,823.76
With MORE THAN A QUARTER OF A MILLION BUCKS and no major challengers on the horizon . . . Mayor Sly makes it clear that he rules the local political scene with this impressive report that features donations from all of the local movers and shakers.
Now let's look @ the Council incumbents scrounging for cash . . .
Dick Davis: $8,283.21
Councilman Davis is in for a challenge and he's the incumbent most likely to lose a bid for re-election. He's going to need every penny of his bankroll if he plans to stay competitive.
Scott Wagner: $20,071.63
The local political establishment likes Councilman Scott Wagner and he has been competent in his job. Expect an easy bid for reelection in this contest.
Jermaine Reed: $22,194.76
Advisers to councilman Reed made sure he was out EARLY in fundraising in order to scare off challengers. His bankroll is mostly intact and despite a lot of big talk challengers have yet to step up with campaign financing that would elicit a serious response.
Jim Glover: $606.12
We like Councilman Jim Glover because he's the LAZIEST CAMPAIGNER IN ALL OF KANSAS CITY WHO STILL WINS BIG . . . For some reason Kansas City likes voting for this guy. Remember that he won more votes than Mayor Sly in the last election and the denizens of our local Democracy just feel comfortable putting this guy back in office again and again and again. This time around Council Dude Glover will return to position possibly without even buying a yard sign.
Michael Brooks: $1,428.00
He hasn't given up yet despite the fact that most of Kansas City only knows him for sexting.
Scott Taylor: $115,168.33
Check out the HUGE BANKROLL FROM COUNCIL DUDE SCOTT!!!
He's the leader of the Council in terms of cash and that's all that really matters. Insiders want him as the next County Exec but early on . . . There are many locals who think he'd make a great Mayor.
Now . . .
CHECK THE EARLY NEW SCHOOL COUNCIL CONTENDERS!!!
3rd District At-Large:
Crispin Rea $6,966.59
Just as we predicted, the 3rd District would be most interesting and the early lead along with a ton of endorsements makes Crispin the leader of all council hopefuls for a 1st time victory.
Karmello Coleman: $100.00
She's a surprising #2 early on in this race and we think her memorable and great name and zeal for personal interaction will push this candidate further than most people think.
Dee Evans: $77.75
She is Freedom's candidate by association but not formal declaration. They know this is going to be a tough race . . . This first round return is extremely disappointing.
John Fierro: $4,877.38
Looks like John is taking this thing seriously. He's grinding against great challenges.
Meanwhile . . . Missouri Sen. Jolie Justus hasn't declared . . . She has $105,145.90 on hand and she has been anointed by Council Lady Jan Marcason.
5th District At-Large
Dennis Anthony: $66.71
Neighborhood candidate with a good record but not many connections.
Again, Theresa Garza Ruiz is moving in on this race from behind the scenes and right now she has $26,806.35 in her campaign purse.
And so . . .
The warmer weather means that Council Candidates are going to start hitting up their friends, relatives and anybody who will listen very soon . . . Be prepared as we realize that CASH AND NOT VOTES DECIDES Kansas City elections.
Developing . . .