Tuesday, March 19, 2019
TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! CLAY CHASTAIN BOOTED FROM UPCOMING LOW TURNOUT MAYORAL DEBATE!!! NOW HE HOPES KANSAS CITY STAR CAN SAVE HIM!!!
The latest outrage from Kansas City's most prolific petitioner asks the newspaper he's been slamming for the past few months to do him a favor.
Thankfully, later today we've got an important story that might help this transit crusader. For now, here's a glimpse at his call to action after TV newsies say that have "tremendous respect" for him but don't want to have him as a guest. Checkit:
Clay Chastain calls on Star to write editorial demanding candidate Clay be allowed to participate in Wednesday's major debate on KC public television
Official mayoral candidate Clay Chastain calls on the City's "Paper for the people" and the Star's Editorail Board President, Colleen Nelson, to publish an editorial demanding Kansas City's public television station (KCPT) allow Clay to participate in its major mayoral debate scheduled for Wednesday evening at the Plaza library.
We have one mayoral candidate clamouring for "racial justice" and " multi-cultural" inclusiveness, what about election inclusiveness? Nick Haines has told Clay that he will not be included in Wednesday's mayoral debate because, "you did not make the cut" according to some bogus poll. Could KCPT's elite donors have anything to do with trying to shut Clay out of the debate because they do not want a new sherrif in town that will shake up the status quo?
Clay wishes to remind the Star and Kansas City's public television station of the following:
#1. 1,000 KCMO voters signed a petition supporting placing Clay's name on the ballot as a mayoral candidate.
#2. Even though Clay is running a viable grassroots campaign and accepting no campaign contributions, his base of support is rising according to the City's biggest blogger- Tonyskansascity.
#3. It is not the perrogative of public television to be the arbritary decider of which official candidates will and will not be invited to a public debate on its publicly funded station. And why have all the other promoters of previous smaller mayoral debates (including the KCUR debate tonight) invited Clay to participate?
#4. Whether this KCPT debate includes 8 candidates or 9 or 10 is inconsequential.
#5. The Star and KCPT should want to facillitate the public's ability to hear from all the official mayoral candidates concerning their stance on the issues and vision for moving our City forward.
#6. It would appear a disturbing coincidence that only the conservative, anti-establishment mayoral candidates are the ones being locked out of this KCPT debate.
#7. Clay was legally cleared to be an official candidate on the ballot because not only is he a part-time (and past 20-year full-time) resident of Kansas City (the charter does not state a candidate has to be a full-time resident), he is also a long-time Kansas City, Missouri "elector" and contributor to trying to improve Kansas City.
Where have all our City leaders and institutions gone? Gone to special interests everyone.
Proud to be... a Kansas City, Misssouri Mayoral candidate, Clay Chastain
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