TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! CHECK THE HICKMAN MILLS SCHOOL BOARD VOTE HIT PIECE!!!
The fight for control of the Hickman Mills School District is probably the biggest test of local Democracy in the Greater Kansas City area on the horizon.
However . . .
IT SEEMS LIKE THIS ELECTION HAS BEEN MOSTLY ABOUT POLITICAL POSTURING WITH VERY LITTLE DISCUSSION OF ISSUES THAT IMPACT STUDENTS!!!
As usual, there's a lot of hateration directed toward Freedom, Inc. but it's worth noting that going extremely negative doesn't necessarily provide the big campaign boost that most would expect . . . Moreover, the battle against Freedom, Inc. has inadvertently given the PAC a higher profile, touted their influence and offered more recognition of the candidates they endorse . . . Political messaging is tricky and very often insiders forget that not every voter is paying close attention.
To wit . . .
AWESOME TKC TIPSTERS PROVIDE THIS FIRST LOOK AT THE CONTROVERSIAL HICKMAN MILLS SCHOOL BOARD VOTE MAILINGS THAT DEAD TREE MEDIA DIDN'T SHOW!!!
Here it is:
Mailer front cover
Once again for the cheap seats . . . Focusing so much attention on Freedom, Inc. has the potential to confuse voters and risks valuable messaging that could promote an opposing candidate . . .
UPDATE: While some have said this mailer is "illegal" it's woth noting that it doesn't make a specific call to action and therefore, ACCORDING TO AWESOME KC INSIDERS, falls within the bounds of Free Speech.
However . . . This Hickman Mills School Board election has become nothing less than a battle against Freedom, Inc. with not a lot of time devoted to ideas about improving the quality of education out in the Kansas City area Southland.
References . . .
One Hickman Mills Insider laments:
"I had hoped that this would be a clean election, but the mysterious mailers are back in Hickman Mills just like they were last year."
Newspaper notes the controversy BUT FAILS TO SHOW READERS the offending material: Anonymous mailings taint Hickman Mills school board race
Debbie Aiman blog: What’s Best for the Hickman Mills School District!
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