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 . . .