Friday, December 28, 2018

TKC POWER RANKINGS FINALE!!! CELEBRATE THE FRONT RUNNERS FOR KANSAS CITY MAYOR AT END OF 2018!!!



Tonight we finish our definitive glimpse of Kansas City policy maker prioritization with a peek at the silly season struggle ahead.

And so . . .

CHECK THE FRONT RUNNERS FOR KCMO MAYOR AS WE FINISH 2018!!!

These are all folks that regular readers recognize but we offer a link to their campaign websites for further edification along with a brief bit of bio that other newsies have ignored.



Here's where the contest stands so far:

3rd District At-Large Councilman Quinton Lucas - He's been busier than anybody else at the conclusion of the year. The DUI bust might not be a big deal IF none of the other candidates are bold enough to bring it up as a major campaign talking point and not just a nasty mailer. Still, at the end of 2018 there's no denying that he has the "momentum" so far.

4th District Councilmember Jolie Justus - In the aftermath of the Blue Wave, local progressives have a great deal of hope for their lady favorite. The 2016 Midterms proved to be a historic election in the heartland and Midtowners are working to continue that momentum with the first openly LGBT Mayor in Kansas City history. However, funders and the elite have pulled back after her jump out and then back in the race.

6th District At-Large Councilman Scott Taylor - He remains the cash king of this contest and his Democratic and union credentials are important in getting out the vote. This longtime political denizen might not win hearts and minds among voters but his access to party infrastructure far outweighs his lack of charisma. More to the point, his wife Cathy Jolly is a secret weapon with a bevy of insider funding resources and connections that no other candidate in the contest can match.

Attorney Steve Miller - He's the front runner among those frustrated with the status quo and the bankroll achieved by this political neophyte is impressive. While his campaign hasn't garnered much excitement from the media, his support among the legal community shouldn't be underestimated.

Silly Season Surprise - The filing deadline is approaching and there are a few "shockers" in store along with some dropouts coming up and even revenge pr0n circulating out there along with more not-so-secret silly season gambits that should keep us entertained given the lack of any real alternatives for voters.

As always . . .



This list has been compiled according to scientific TKC polling and market research data and it's a weekly comprehensive guide to local powerful people, trends and our times.

37 comments:

Anonymous said...

Jolie should not be a front runner. She is not known outside of westport and brookside. Doubt if she finishes 5th.

The Babadook said...

Jolie Runs, Jolie wins.

Sorry beetches.

Jazzercise said...

^^^^ No thanks buddy.

KC should is not voting for another fat mayor!

Believe it.

Anonymous said...

9% turnout. Tops. Sorry.

Anonymous said...

^^^^ +100

Anonymous said...

What about Wagner?

He's the man in the Northland nobody likes.

Anonymous said...

Jolie eats a lot of pussy.

Anonymous said...

^^^^ So does your mom.

Chastains wins.

Anonymous said...

It's nice to see Tony is back on board.

Vegas favors Quinton "The Teflon" Donald Lucas, RAPIDLY increasing. Time running out to get odds better than CD rates.

Anonymous said...

So the drunken gay affirmative action law school lecturer is still a front runner? Actually, for Kansas City that’s not hard to believe.

Jogi said...

I am voting for that lady who doesn't pay her tickets. She's sweet.

Anonymous said...

Clay Chastain is missing

Anonymous said...

Just the latest in a menagerie of politico "celebrities" wanting to "move on up" in KCMO.
For those in the metro who don't live in KCMO, and that would be around 85% of us, just be sure to leave your wallet, checkbook, jewelry, and anything else of value at home before crossing the KCMO city limits.
The city treasury is sucking air, debt payments are coming due, and interest rates are going up.
Oh, and the airport fiasco now needs around $47 million from the general fund to proceed.
Do any of the names mentioned as front runners give you any confidence in their ability to manage?
When most of them have been a part of the decision process that has already brought the city to this point?
It never changes.

Anonymous said...

Quinton "The Lush" Lucas.
What could go wrong?

Anonymous said...

Every time you type "Lucas" it helps him. No one cares about or remembers your lack of creativity, but they do remember the name.

Quinton Lucas.
Mayor Lucas.
Lucas for Mayor.
Some ridiculous MLK acronym involving Quinton Lucas.
Betting odds from anywhere for Quinton Lucas.

It's not just this post. Lucas is gathering steam and his name continually pops up first in all things Mayoral race. Thank you for adding to the momentum.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely anybody but Jolie!!!

Anonymous said...

That picture of Jolie was what taken 30 years ago?

Anonymous said...

Anyone know who the Republican Law Firm Polsinelli PC endorsing?

Anonymous said...

Quinton is gay, just not all the way out of the closet yet.. it’s why he gets drunk in Lawrence all the time.

Anonymous said...

All these candidates need to do is offer the KCMO voters unlimited donuts to remain viable.

Anonymous said...


Jolie Justus really needs to see a psychiatrist. It's not normal to be gay!

Kansas City doesn't learn from their past mistakes. I'm anxious to see what kind of trouble they put us into this time with people like Lucas and Justus.

Anonymous said...

@6:47 Sums it all up. Add the fact KCMO's problems are now piling up faster then they can be managed, so it's realistic to expect a tsunami of shit to hit the shore/fan at some point.

Anonymous said...

We don't have to take this shit anymore! It's time for action! Oh wait look! Donuts.. Pass those donuts! Oh my gosh and ice cream!

Anonymous said...

^^^ Well by golly don't forget there's barbecue for desert!

Anonymous said...

Hope Clay Chastain runs.
Anything to piss off Sly and the Kansas City Star editorial board.
Who knows how many will be left when the go all digital.

Anonymous said...

"it's a weekly comprehensive guide to local powerful people"


Nominee for funniest line ever invented

Anonymous said...

And don't forget Super Duper Bicycles Dude Eric Bunch is running for council!

Bicycles and helmets for everyone! Spandex optional!

Goblin Joe said...

Eating a lot of pussy doesn't qualify Jolie to be Mayor!
Hell, I eat a lot of pussy, and I'd be a terrible Mayor!

Anonymous said...

^^^I don't think they're referring to your tabby cat tacos.

Anonymous said...

Don't worry. Whoever runs the local gubbermint will fix everything.

Anonymous said...

Crocodile tears

Anonymous said...

TOP PHOTO -- "BEARING" SANTA'S STAFF

For bringing up the rear all too often, Saint Nicholas escorted 2 naughty elves to his tool shed!!!

Anonymous said...

You people in kcmo are “DOOOOOOOOOOMED”

It can only get worse with this list of losers, just when you hit bottom and you think there’s no place but up, kcmo goes sideways! Hahahahaha!

Anonymous said...

@11:59 Saint Nicholas escorted 2 naughty elves to his tool shed!!!


And then discovered they had dicks and were not really chicks.

Anonymous said...

Hey 1:00PM, whatever your personal fantasy is!
The caption is open to the reader's interpretation.
The photo shown was a heterosexual scene, but we won't judge you for transgendered dreams dancing in your head.

Anonymous said...

^^^ Or for Sugarplums dancing in yours, Fairy!

Anonymous said...

1:00/6:48 WEAK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You publicized your fantasy of chicks with dicks, now you have to own it.