Saturday, January 20, 2018
TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! MISSOURI STATE SENATOR KIKI CURLS EARNS SUPPORT FOR KANSAS CITY 3RD DISTRICT AT-LARGE COUNCIL RUN AS BIZ COMMUNITY GROWS FRUSTRATED WITH INCUMBENT QUINTON LUCAS OVER NEW AIRPORT DEAL OBSTRUCTION!!!
Impeded progress on a BILLION-DOLLAR Kansas City new airport deal threatens to dramatically shift the political landscape.
Here's the scoop . . .
A COALITION OF ENTHUSIASTIC MISSOURI STATE SENATOR KIKI CURLS SUPPORTERS NOW ENCOURAGE HER TO UNDERTAKE A 3RD-DISTRICT AT-LARGE COUNCIL RUN!!!
The boost comes from beyond the urban core and includes statewide & national Democratic Party leaders along with local biz interests.
For those who don't already know, Shalonn "Kiki" Curls is part of a Kansas City urban core political dynasty and a powerful family committed to public service for generations. Through the course of KCMO history, the Curls family has been well-represented in judicial, political and civic local life.
Moreover, the candidacy of State Sen. Kiki matches up nicely with the female-focused #MeToo progressive platform for 2018.
The reality here is that local leaders in the urban core confront a tough decision if they're forced to chose betwixt incumbent councilman Lucas vs. Missouri State Senator Curls.
Meanwhile . . .
Among hipsters, young professionals and the elite Councilman Quinton Lucas remains a favorite.
However . . .
His work to come to terms on minority hiring and transparency for the new airport have elicited frustration from local biz leaders who want the project pushed forward without pesky contractual guarantees.
More than anything, representatives of "The Heavies" and union leaders don't appreciate the alleged "obstruction" that they feel stands in the way of an economic boost and more jobs for all of Kansas City.
To be fair, the vast majority of politically active Kansas City residents are continually impressed with Councilman Lucas and would like to see him enter the Mayor's race.
A Mayoral bid for Councilman Lucas might be the only way to avoid a bitter showdown with a longtime East Side power player that could fracture allegiances on the East side for decades.
The bigger picture here is that progress on the airport has now elicited a major political challenge beyond cheap union chatter and involving longtime local community interests.
Developing . . .