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.