Tuesday, August 05, 2014

TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY 3RD DISTRICT CANDIDATE CRISPIN REA RESIGNS FOR RACE, ENDORSES QUINTON LUCAS AND HINTS AT NEW URBAN CORE ORGANIZING PROJECT!!!



This morning our TKC blog community is BREAKING NEWS that will resonate across the Kansas City political landscape and close readers might even get a hint at how things are going to change even more so . . .

To wit . . .

TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! 3RD DISTRICT CANDIDATE CRISPIN REA RESIGNS FROM THE RACE AND OFFERS HIS ENDORSEMENT TO QUINTON LUCAS!!!

It's a classy move and we'll get to the presser in a bit . . .

But here's something to think about . . .

IN AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH TKC, WE LEARNED THAT CRISPIN IS WORKING ON A COMMUNITY ORGANIZING PROJECT THAT COULD OFFER MORE SUPPORT TO LATINO CANDIDATES AND POLITICAL CONCERNS IN THE URBAN CORE!!!

In both politics and the non-profit world there's a lot of interest in mobilizing and empowering the the growing number of Latinos in the urban core. As of late, there are a litany or Catholic, union and social justice organizations which have taken up causes related to immigration, poverty and advocacy but few of them have been able to translate their concerns to the political world. In the very near future, that could soon change.

But for now, here's a very gracious exit from a 3rd District contest . . . Check it:

CRISPIN REA ENDORSES QUINTON LUCAS, RESIGNS FROM RACE

Rea thanks supporters, citing need for continued work on poverty and inequality Kansas City, MO—This week, I announced that I will no longer seek election to the Kansas City Council, Third District At-Large seat. For those few people following the 2015 election cycle at this early time, I felt I owed you an explanation.

The dire needs of the Third District, Kansas City’s poorest, most segregated, and murderous district, require a steadfast commitment to changing this crisis. The singular focus, energy, and drive needed for this challenge cannot be overstated. I realized that at this moment, my ability did not match my focus, which was divided such that I would not have been at my best to provide the leadership required to move the Third District forward.

I have spent the last couple of years working to address, researching, and living the challenges of the Third District. Timing was my enemy this campaign cycle, but perhaps it can be my friend as I take this time to further explore the depth of the ills plaguing the Third District.

As I exit this fight, I am proud to endorse Quinton Lucas, a thoughtful, charismatic attorney and law professor whose intelligence and resources are matched only by his moral commitment to socio-economic equality and compassion for those in need. Quinton understands the struggles and the challenges of working families, and will devote his career to listening to the many and diverse voices of our city, employing empirically tested ideas to meet their needs.



Mayor Sly James and the Council have accomplished great progress for Kansas City in only a few short years, but much work remains for poverty and inequality.

A child living in Kansas City has only a 7% chance of moving from the bottom fifth of income to the top fifth in his or her lifetime. Average hourly wages for almost 70% of KC-area workers are declining at 5.2% annually, adjusted for inflation; median household income in the KC-area shrank by 11% over the past decade.

KC ranks 13th on a list of the most income-segregated cities in the United States. In 2012, Kansas City had the fifth highest homicide rate in the entire nation. Kansas City has the second highest black homicide rate in the country at two times the national average.

Mayor James has taken the important first steps to combat these problems, launching the Women’s Empowerment Initiative and Turn the Page KC, supporting better access to employment and targeted growth through Advance KC and 21st century transit options, and working to protect the Third District through KC NOVA.


I ran because I want to make my city strong again, which will not happen in the midst of such staggering inequality. These problems are solvable, but require a paradigm shift in political participation.

That’s why I am eternally grateful, to all of the friends and supporters I have met throughout this process, who are committed to this just cause. The future of our city is bright because of people like you, willing to sacrifice and stand up for a stronger Third District, and a stronger Kansas City.

Sincerely,

Crispin Rea
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27 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Not bad, but now Quinton is the leader in this race and will face new challengers.

Anonymous said...

This is really tragic. Crispin is the only "breath of fresh air" in this nigger infested mess.

Anonymous said...

Well, it's Quinton Lucas' race to lose now. He has such a cash advantage that for anyone else to jump in the race already down $50K would be stupid. Not to mention that to donate to anyone else in that race would be a waste of money. Cue the endorsement parade...

Anonymous said...

What were his views on unsolicited bulk e-mail?

Miss Sweetie Pie said...

Mr. Tony,
What else could Crispin Rea do? He lacks a positive track record. He has not cleaned up his recent past errors. He lacks the balls to ride out a nasty council race.
On the other hand this move to work with the Latino community, should he follow through, can enhance his life experience.
Well let me grab my hat and go vote against all ballot issues and longterm County Legislature members.

Anonymous said...

That little crunching sound is the sound of another law student's narcissistic dreams dying.

Anonymous said...

your shitty outlook on humanity is the only tragedy 6:35 thanks

Anonymous said...

I guess that leaves Quinton Lucas and Dee Evans, Freedom's candidate. The others talking about it aren't serious candidates.

Anonymous said...

He had been endorsed by retired police chiefs Ortega and Corwin. Those two were barely relevant when they were on the department, and now that they are gone nobody gives a shit what they think. Vince was at least a nice guy, Corwin acted like Bishop's little brother.

Anonymous said...

What a quitter! He is not a leader. He is a follower. Maybe its best he dropped out. I wasn't planning on voting for Rea but he could have earned my vote by being steadfast. What a loser!

Anonymous said...

What, being elected to the City Council isn't easy?

Well, in that case I'll just drop out now....

elBryan said...

Fuck. I really wanted to put Crispin in city hall.

Anonymous said...

Wouldn't it be more productive if someone like Rea went out and got an ACTUAL JOB where he had to produce something, report to someone who expected some performance and results, and gave himself a chance to learn how things actually work?
You know...the real world that most people face every day.
The last thing KCMO needs is yte another "activist" getting income from who knows where and running around holding endless meetings.
What happened to the law degree?

Anonymous said...

BREAKING!!!!!

While reviewing his notes on "contracts and ethics", recent law school graduate Crispin Rea has an epiphany that he's in way over his head, and wasn't going to win this election anyway.

Better to withdraw gracefully than to be tagged a loser! And given his associated guilt with the KCPS, better to lay low and wait for another future election.

Anonymous said...

He definitely needs to beef up his resume with something a little better than the school district.

Anonymous said...

elBryan i thought I heard you liked bryan dial

oh wait i heard you should USE some dial

my bad

Anonymous said...

one down and 2 to go. Once Garza losses her illegal bid Tony, you all will be back to demanding Charter change and more districts. Fucking whiners, the empty suit was exposed!

Anonymous said...

Crispin is dishonest and/or delusional.

Anonymous said...

I'm curious to know what the disparity is for the "latino" community in KC is that they "need" special programs, initiatives, etc. isnt it true that in the inner core the POOR white are the minority? why isnt anyone doing anything for them? why does it always have to be black and brown? what kind of racist bullshit is this? poor whites in the KC inner "core" as you put it are always the victims at the hands of the so called black and brown community ... who the fuck is doing anything to help that particular minority group in the inner "core" you racist fuck

Anonymous said...

crispin was useless and nothing more than a racial number on the kansas city school board and now he wants to go out and screw something else up? you cant keep running and getting elected simply on the color of your skin and just trip through on the tax payers dime you political welfare recipient .. its not enough to being hispanic and think you know what the needs of the community are based on that ... have you ever had to eat the old school block cheese that doesnt melt? or the pork in the silver/gold can with the outline of the pig in black on it? or the beef? or powdered eggs? probably not so what exactly do you know about poor? your worse than the people you look down your nose at

Polar Bear said...

The Mexican bailed....hmmmmmm. I guess the KC School Board gig wasn't exactly a gold mine on Crispy's resume.

Oh well, he can sell burritos from one of those hipsters trucks that also sell's t-shirts. Then he can run with "dynamic executive" on his resume. Sure to win then.

LMFAO.

Anonymous said...

The bear makes me stupider BUT I think getting out of KC politics is probably best.

Anonymous said...

I seriously doubt the bear has anything to do with your stupidity.

Anonymous said...

Wtf is a crispin?

Anonymous said...

Good riddance to another grifter. What about the law degree though. wan't he a prosecutor before he ran? Guess he's waiting for the next government job he can snag.

Anonymous said...

Well the big boy council election isn't like running for student council or school board.

Anonymous said...

Referring to your district as "murderous" is not exactly a ringing self-endorsement for office.