Wednesday, October 18, 2017
TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! CONSERVATIVES TARGET KANSAS CITY 4TH DISTRICT CITING DOWNTOWN DEMOGRAPHIC SHIFT!!!
Our KICK-ASS TKC BLOG COMMUNITY was first to report that Council Lady Jolie Justus is running for Kansas City Mayor and her quick departure from low level local office leaves a huge gap that Missouri Conservatives think they can fill.
Real talk . . .
AN INFLUX OF BIG MONEY RESIDENTS INTO THE 4TH DISTRICT HAS CHANGED THE DEMOGRAPHICS OF THIS FORMERLY WORKING-CLASS NEIGHBORHOOD SO MUCH SO THAT CONSERVATIVE CONTENDERS NOW THINK THEY HAVE A SHOT!!!
Here's a bit of their reasoning . . .
"Development in Downtown and The Crossroads has transformed the politics of the district in a way that is unrealized. You have people living in this space who can afford million dollar homes and that means their voting will likely follow the same path of people in that income bracket. Put simply: They skew conservative with a strong aversion to higher taxes, regulation and government interference which is often focused on financially successful people."
Translation: The new gentry in the Crossroads and Downtown are not reliably Democratic Party loyalists like so many generations of the past. These are wealthy and connected residents who aren't as influenced by old school political rhetoric that has dominated the 4th District for nearly a century.
And yes, while KC's civic elections are technically non-partisan . . . This town has long been a de facto Democratic Party training ground for better and worse.
The Conservative KC Insider continued . . .
"The numbers are important but we also need to look at new opinion leaders in the KCMO urban core. With a wealthier and more established base of voters, support for a Conservative candidate now has a launching pad in the 4th District that was previously unavailable."
And so . . .
As Kansas City focuses on the Mayoral race, the 4th District is up for grabs . . . And this time around the GOP thinks they have a shot to make inroads in part of town that was once completely out of their grasp not so long ago.
Developing . . .