TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! SHERWOOD SMITH JACKSON COUNTY CAMPAIGN KAPUT!!! SUPPORTERS GIVING UP AND TALKING ABOUT THE FORMER FIRE DUDE RUNNING FOR CITY COUNCIL!!!
Yesterday we learned that the last remaining ardent supporters of Former Fire Dude Sherwood Smith have all but given up Jackson County election hopes.
All of the top Kansas City political consultants have Sherwood Smith losing by no less than 10 points and as much as 30.
In the aftermath, there's now a plan to put Sherwood Smith on the City Council in the 5th District.
To wit . . .
KICK-ASS TKC TIPSTERS DECLARE THE SHERWOOD SMITH CAMPAIGN OFFICIALLY KAPUT!!!
There's a lot of reasons for this call but we've seen FIRST HAND that the "fight" has left the campaign and Sherwood Smith loyalists are now focused on angling for a City Council spot.
Count this as a big win for Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders who was able to play both sides of this race and get by without making an endorsement.
Mr. Peanut also can put another W in his victory column and he remains well-represented @ The Courthouse.
Finally, this is major LOSS for Missouri Democrats and labor who simply weren't able to overcome name recognition and the deep pockets of Mr. Peanut. The "star power" of AG Chris Koster, Sen. Claire McCaskill, And Secretary Of State Jason Kander wasn't able to move the dial for this highly skilled Democratic Party operative and now the Smith billboards that have FINALLY gone up around town really represent a campaign that simply didn't connect with the public during a strangely hopeful baseball season and in the shadow of one of the best bits of political signage ever devised in local politics during the modern era.
Developing . . .