TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! CELEBRATE KANSAS CITY CAMPAIGN CASH REPORTS TONIGHT!!!
Campaign cash reports are rolling in for July . . .
Here's some of what we find interesting . . .
MAYOR SLY STAYS WINNING AT THE CAMPAIGN FINANCE GAME THIS QUARTER!!!
Our good Mayor weighs in with a princely sum and finishes this quarter ahead . . .
$352,342.01 on hand
He raised more than $42K this quarter . . .
Lots of small donations from lawyers and civic types . . .
A few notable donations . . .
Peggy Dunn - $500
Steve Glorioso - $900
Roshann Parris - $1,250
David Westbrook - $2,220
Kenneth Block - $2,500
Populous - $3,150
Most interesting of all . . .
THE LAWYERS @ POLSINELLI CAME THROUGH WITH MORE THAN $20K FOR THE MAYOR AND FELLOW SHARK!!!
And then . . .
BAD NEWS FOR 3RD DISTRICT AT-LARGE CANDIDATE CRISPIN REA!!!
Rea only raised a measly $1,500 this period to come in at a paltry $8,205. That's not much compared to Quinton Lucas who garnered nearly $45K to start his campaign. Then again, a good deal of that cash already belongs to Freedom, Inc.
Speaking of . . . Dee Evans finishes with $4,815 this quarter but word is she is out of favor with Freedom, Inc. considering the new found influx of cash from Mr. Lucas . . .
Again, there's no denying the SEEMINGLY OVERWHELMING CASH ADVANTAGE HELD BY QUINTON LUCAS!!!
Other races we're watching . . .
TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! JOLIE JUSTUS FINALLY DECLARES HER 4TH DISTRICT COUNCIL BID!!!
She starts out with $650 in her account but she also has more than $100K in her State Senate Fund . . .
Meanwhile, pobrecito John Fierro finishes this quarter with only $5,330 in his bank account . . .
Quick verdict for tonight is that the Kansas City Mexicans stay losing . . .
Across the street @ The Courthouse . . .
SHERWOOD SMITH WINS THE INDIVIDUAL FUNDRAISING BATTLE ONCE AGAIN OVER CONTENDER AND BASEBALL LEGEND FRANK WHITE!!!
Sherwood finishes with more than $45K on hand while Frank White has only $7,577 . . .
White spent more than $10k already this quarter and let's take these numbers with a bit of skepticism given that political insiders tell us Mr. Peanut is bankrolling Frank White and the big bucks local political patron is too smart to get bogged down in these campaign finance battles.
Other notables . . .
6th District Councilman Scott Taylor Keeps His Cash Stash . . .
He's still got $117K on hand for some strange reason that may or may not have anything to do with rumor that he wants to be County Exec someday very soon.
Finally . . .
The Toy Train Streetcar TDD Phase Deux Adds A Bit Of Cash To Stay On Track . . .
Funded mostly by Burns & Mac . . . The PAC pushing the toy train streetcar TDD phase deux now holds on to $73K with the promise of more to come from the Heavies.
These are the items that have most of our attention for the moment, feel free to add your own numbers but in the end the most important realization we can muster this evening is that Kansas City politics is about money and nothing besides . . .
Developing . . .