Sunday, April 07, 2019
TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! INSIDERS: KANSAS CITY NORTHLAND CONSERVATIVES WILL NOT VOTE FOR FOR JOLIE JUSTUS!!!
A question of conscience confronts the fastest growing part of town and the biggest collection of residential neighborhoods in the KC proper.
The Northland skews Conservative and it's home to many families. Whilst there are more and more young people in the area . . . Old school voters tend to dominate and their vision of schools, churches and quiet communities for right leaning 1st responders seems to be the "ethos" that dominates this enclave of KCMO. Real talk, the northland is copland with most of the firefighters living out there as well.
Accordingly . . .
KANSAS CITY POLITICAL INSIDERS PREDICT NORTHLAND CONSERVATIVES WILL NOT COME OUT TO SUPPORT COUNCIL LADY JOLIE JUSTUS FOR MAYOR!!!
Some evidence to back up this claim . . .
- Overall the Northland didn't show up to the primary vote . . . Admittedly, the council lady had great percentages from this part of town but that overlooks that a great many of these folks skipped the vote altogehter and during the busy Summer season even fewer are likely to give the Mayoral election much credence.
- Northland political leaders haven't proven very persuasive this election cycle . . . Mayor Pro Tem Scott Wagner was universally rejected by his part of town and Forward KC wasn't able to push attorney Steve Miller past 4th place with their endorsement.
- Finally, right-wing leader Jeff Roe still claims the Northland as his stomping ground and he's not going to get caught lending help to either candidate.
And so . . . We're seeing the Northland likely to skip this vote.
Moreover, let's be practical about KC politics . . .
THERE HASN'T BEEN A CAUCASIAN CAPABLE OF WINNING THE KANSAS CITY MAYOR'S OFFICE WITHOUT NORTHLAND SUPPORT IN 25 YEARS!!!
Northland voters loved former Mayor Kay Barnes and made her invincible at the ballot box. Former Mayor Funknhouser was able to plead his case and garnered Northland support to hold out and beat former Councilman Alvin Brooks in a close contest.
Accordingly . . .
Given the demographic, ideological and lifestyle differences. It's UNLIKELY that we'll see much crossover in support for Jolie Justus from this increasingly powerful and largely conservative enclave.
Developing . . .