Friday, January 25, 2019
Kansas City Weekly Power Rankings
This week the bigger picture in American politics mostly moved the dial in Kansas City as power shifts amid partisan slap fighting.
Accordingly . . .
Notice the east coast liberal celebration of a corporate Democratic power player who, for the moment, Trumped Prez Trump . . .
CNN: How Nancy Pelosi broke Donald Trump
Vox: The vindication of Nancy Pelosi
Vanity Fair: Nancy Pelosi Is America’s Most Powerful Power-Suit Boss
It's important to remember the fight isn't over yet as States might have a bigger role in the drama than most realize.
Again, this was still an eventful week and here's who came out ahead . . .
Councilman Taylor Knows KCMO Mayoral Campaigns Are Won On The Ground
He recently opened his campaign office, at the outset of the GROUND GAME he has people on the street and in the community signing up volunteers and door knocking. He's a low key power player which might be what KC is looking for after 8 years of the Mayor Sly show.
Congressman Cleaver Powers KC Discourse
From challenging Prez Trump to helping furloughed local fed workers . . . The Congressman led the conversation during this tumultuous week.
Council Lady Canady Earns Voter Cred
Surprising turn of events: Council Lady Canady earned a lot of praise for a vote on principal and procedure against the MLK street rename. For many critics of the current East side power structure from within and outside of the neighborhood, she's now a more viable option.
SecState Pompeo Picks His Moment
The right wing wants a serious candidate for Senate in Kansas given recent Democratic Party gains in Johnson County. There is conservative clamoring for this nationwide power player and while he's playing it cool . . . The Senate job is now his to turn down.
Show-Me Problem Solver MO Sen. Blunt
One of two all time greatest TKC readers reminds us: Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt is on the Senate committee to find a solution to the Border Wall debate by 2/15 that Trump, hopefully, will sign.
Coach Reid Rules Kansas City Chiefs
Firing Bob Sutton might have been the easiest yet boldest move Coach Reid has made in his career. More than anybody on the field, Coach Reid controls the future of the team and his job depends on their continued success.
And So during this otherwise icy week in KCMO . . .
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.
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