TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY NORTHLAND MISSOURI STATE SENATOR RYAN SILVEY STAYS LOSING!!! JUDGES RULE ARMY VETERAN J. BECHTHOLD WILL BE ON NOV. 2016 BALLOT!!!
A crucial Kansas City Northland election fight has implications throughout Missouri and could reveal Republicans afraid of losing ground in the State Senate.
To wit and FIRST on TKC, here's latest on a KC residency fight with EXCLUSIVE WORD FROM THE ARMY VETERAN AFTER HIS COURT VICTORY. . .
"On September 19, 2016, three judges from the Court of Appeals for the Western District of Missouri held the fates of more than 100,000 Clay County voters in the 17th Senate District of the State of Missouri. They decided J. Bechthold’s name will be placed on the November ballot."
We've been following this battle since the beginning and before any other media outlet . . .
Here's a summary of how the debate started according to AN EXCLUSIVE STATEMENT just released from U.S. Army Afghanistan Veteran J. Bechthold . . .
"After J. Bechthold won the Democratic primary nomination, Senator Ryan Silvey sued Mr. Bechthold claiming that Mr. Bechthold was not a resident in the 17th Senate District for a 12 month period be-
ginning in November of 2015. And on this point, the Senator is right — J. Bechthold and his family were not physically living day to day in Clay County Missouri in November of 2015. Reading the Senator’s Petition, it sounds bad. But there is one important fact that the Senator failed to mention (under oath, under penalty of perjury)— J. Bechthold is a soldier, and a combat veteran.
"J. Bechthold was on active duty in the US Army from February 2010 until March 1, 2016. J. Bechthold served at a remote outpost in Paktika, Afghanistan as a company intelligence support team leader, where he earned an Army Commendation Metal and a Combat Action Badge for meritorious conduct under enemy fire. But you won’t learn that from reading what Senator Silvey swore to in his petition . . ."
Evey step of the way, the courts have agreed with Mr. Bechthold and State Senator Silvey seems to look increasingly desperate as most Missouri Republicans believe don't seem to believe that Trump will help them down ballot.
The conclusion and a bit of EXCLUSIVE into this election drama from the Missouri political contender . . .
"This is big money politics. As of September 1, 2016, Silvey received $839,779.44 for this election, and spent over $275,000.00.”
"Legal fees have crippled the Bechthold campaign. “I have had to spend nearly 1⁄2 of my campaign contributions on legal fees. (An estimated $9,000.00 and counting). “According to Silvey’s financial reports, he’s spent more money on coffee than he has on attorneys. I really wonder who’s paying for his legal fees?” . . .
"This is how big money politics works,” says Bechthold. “And I am running to eliminate the stranglehold that big money has on big time politicians. In the end, I don’t believe this case was ever about my qualifications, otherwise Silvey would have disclosed my military service in the first place and would have stood up in open court. He would have been wrong, but at least he would have stood for something.”
Read the whole thing in its entirety.
You decide . . .