Tuesday, August 23, 2016

TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY NORTHLAND POLITICAL FIGHT: MISSOURI STATE SENATOR RYAN SILVEY FILES LAWSUIT TO DISQUALIFY DEMOCRATIC OPPONENT J RANEN BECHTHOLD!!!



Kansas City Northland politics heats up this election season with a Missouri State Senate residency fight BREAKING FIRST ON TKC!!!
 


Most Kansas City political watchers know State Senator Ryan Silvey as a bit of a RINO by Missouri standards and a politico who has always had a tough time fitting in with more strident Republicans and his many Democratic Party Kansas City colleagues around his age group . . . C'mon, anybody who looks forward to hanging out with State Senator Jason "Big Red" Holsman has to be pretty hard up. I keed, I keed but the point here is Silvey is always the last guy to get invited . . . Anywhere.

Silvey's opponent is J Ranen Bechthold, a political newbie with a progressive campaign platform but also a self-described "Afghanistan Veteran" who supports the minimum wage increase "Fight For $15" in his campaign literature.

Now . . .

FIRST ON TKC!!! KICK-ASS TKC TIPSTERS REVEAL A SURPRISING LAWSUIT FILED ON BEHALF OF STATE SENATOR RYAN SILVEY ARGUING FOR THE DISQUALIFICATION OF J RANEN BECHTHOLD!!!

Here's the proof, check casenet and 16CY-CV07090 - RYAN A. SILVEY V. J. RANEN BECHTHOLD (E-CASE) and take a look at the Verified Petition for Disqualification from General Election.

Now that we've provided context, here's the word from AWESOME TKC TIPSTERS . . .

"Ryan Silvey disrespects Afghanistan veteran, calling him a nomad. Missouri State Senator Ryan Silvey filed a petition on 15 Aug 2016 to disqualify his opponent J Ranen Bechthold , an Afghanistan Veteran who recently returned to his birthplace in Clay County from active duty status. Silvey alleges that Bechthold failed to maintain residency requirements in the 17th Senate district due to time spent living outside the district as part of his military obligations. Despite the fact that Article 8, section 6 of the Missouri Constitution specifically exempts returning service members from residency requirements for a number of legal issues including voting and running for office, Silvey specifically stated in his petition “these (Mr. Bechthold’s) temporary nomadic living arrangements fail to establish permanent residency within Senate District 17.”

Now . . .

THIS LAWSUIT AGAINST A VETERAN IS A RISKY PLOY FOR STATE SEN. SILVEY!!!

The legal tactic could backfire on the Northland politico who is already confronting push back from Missouri power players and now risks a last minute legal challenge that kinda makes him look scared.

You decide . . .

27 Comments:

Anonymous said...

May not agree with the veteran but I agree with his right run for office.

MC said...

Don't crack on Silvey and Hoslman. Everybody needs friend and it's good to have cooperation across the aisle. Also, you should note TKC that Silvey also has a good relationship with Mayor Sly James which shows that he can advocate for Kansas City with Republicans more effectively than his Democratic counterparts.

Anonymous said...

Raytown is rough but I don't think the dude was deployed there - and since the . I read the pleading, sounds like he just tried to carpetbag in from Jackson County but didn't do it in time. According to Article 8, section 6 of the MO Constitution he wouldn't have needed to change his address to Jackson County for his deployment, he could/should have remained registered in Clay County, right?

Anonymous said...

You have to qualify to be a candidate for any office and each office has different criteria. The easiest qualification is living in the district you want to represent. This dude who got $25,000 from the Joplin billionaire was back for years from the war but failed to live in his district long enough to be a candidate. Just run next time Dude who was sponsored by Skaggs.

Anonymous said...

I agree that nobody like Silvey but I guess I'll have to hold my nose and vote for him over this stranger to the district.

Anonymous said...

Blunt & Silvey = Two lobbyist driven Republicans who need to be tossed out.

Northlander said...

So is Silvey sayin the veteran is a citizen of

Afhanistan because he was deployed there, what BS .

Blogger said...

Is Silvey a veteran?

Anonymous said...

Ryan Silvey has been a good Representative and Senator for his district. He was first elected by defeating Teresa Loar, whose "ethical lapses," (per the Star), were revealed. Loar had been a lifelong Republican, but ran as a Democrat with the backing of Skaggs.
Loar was defeated as a Republican candidate for Congress in 2000.
Although she ran as a Platte County candidate for the KC Council last year, she promoted a Afghanistan scarf selling business from her Gladstone, Clay County, apartment(KC Star). This was in less than the required 12 month required district residency to run for the KC City Council.
As usual, the Star had no interest in exposing corruption.

Blogger said...

So Silvey has not served in the military?

Anonymous said...

This is such a lame attempt by Silvey to threaten and intimidate his opponents. Please remember he tried the same douche baggery on another candidate as well. He didn't win that one. Silvey is doing this as a desperate attempt to thwart low republican turnout now that Trump is dead on arrival, voting wise. Bechthold has always been from Clay County. He grew up there and has always lived there. Bechthold was out protecting our country, while Silvey was protecting his own personal interests. That's a big difference when it comes to public service!

Anonymous said...

No

Anonymous said...

I heard the democrats want him to return the Joplin billionaire's money ($25,000) which is his only contribution. In the 17th Senatorial voting on March 15th, turnout for Republicans was double that of democrats, a wave is on the way.....

Blogger said...

How much has Silvey spent in donations?

Anonymous said...

About the same as your mom.

Blogger said...

Wow! Almost $840,000 in donations!

Blogger said...

Sounds like personal gain...

Anonymous said...

Silvey has built consensus. His donations are from individuals (not millionaires or billionaires), corporations and labor organizations. Pretty solid group of widespread support.

Anonymous said...

This unprecedented case in Missouri involves both constitutional and military issues. The constitution declares Bechthold's military exemption to the regulations. When Bechthold was getting shot at in Afghanistan, Silvey was cheating on his wife with an intern. Bechthold is running a clean campaign on a shoe string budget. Silvey, on the hand, is backed by major corporations including Sprint, Philip Morris, and Harrah's Casino. The question is, does Silvey represent big interests or does he represent the people? Apparently, he is not confident in his own campaign or he would not be in the process of denying a choice for the will of the people.

Anonymous said...

So wrong on so many points.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if I had spoken more vaguely, would you be more precise?

“[F]or a social theorist ignorance is more excusable than vagueness. Other investigators can easily show I am wrong if I am sufficiently precise. They will have much more difficulty showing by investigation what, precisely, I mean if I am vague. I hope not to be forced to weasel out with 'But I didn’t really mean that.' Social theorists should prefer to be wrong rather than misunderstood. Being misunderstood shows sloppy theoretical work.”
― Arthur L. Stinchcombe

Anonymous said...

Live down the street from Bechtold, he has not lived in current home a year, has not even registered his vehicles. Had Hawaii tags on one and dealer on other.

Blogger said...

So because this Bechthold has lived down the street from you for less than a year means he hasn't lived in the county for year? Did he have a different address in the same county before that one? Please respond! Or, are these assumptions like all of Ryan's? Please answer! Are his tags due to him being in the the military which would exempt him from living in the county for a year? Please explain? And, for those of us who graduated, I think it's spelled "Bechthold"!!

Woodygirl said...

Silvey talks out of both sides of his mouth. When asked straight out why he voted for the SJR39 bill that protected religious freedom against gays, he stated he would not have but he voted for what was attached to that bill. In asking other Senators about the additions to the bill, all answered there were NO ATTACHMENTS to that bill. When I sent Silvey an email dated 6/27/16, he never responded. So... There you have it . Just the facts!

Anonymous said...

dump trump...

Anonymous said...

J told me that he doesn't care if Gays get married, and that he leaves question up to God to judge. It seems that he prefers to not oppose LGBT rights.

Anonymous said...

Concerning Silvey v. Bechthold, Silvey's single negative exhibit was weighed against mountains of evidence, including military exemption from Hawaii, proving Bechthold's 17th District residency. The case was decided in favor of Bechthold. Bechthold was born in Clay County and returned to Clay County promptly after service with a non specific military job. Silvey must not think he can win because he plays dirty. His goal seems to be bankrupting Bechthold. Bechthold could photograph Silvey's penis by satellite and publish the image if he wanted to but would rather play fair.