Saturday, July 08, 2017
GOODBYE MR. PEANUT: KANSAS CITY POLITICAL AND MORTGAGE JUGGERNAUT JAMES B. NUTTER DEAD!!!
We start the morning with sad news from the world of Kansas City politics and local mortgages.
Kansas City Democratic Party benefactor James B. Nutter died last night.
With a few notable and worthwhile exceptions, he owned a great many political denizens of Jackson County for more than a generation.
His name is synonymous with the Midtown Kansas City mortgage market.
And he would've liked to be remembered as a benefactor for all of Kansas City.
Quickly, here's the aftermath . . .
Jackson County Exec Frank White is in more trouble than anybody . . . He owes his career and the vast majority of his donations to Mr. Peanut and now he's without a benefactor.
We hear Mr. Nutter's sons aren't very interested in Kansas City politics at all. There is no dynasty in place.
Expect a great deal of panic around the Courthouse starting about noon on Monday.
The kind of Jackson County has passed and now politicos will struggle to find a new boss.
Developing . . .