With special thanks to KICK-ASS TKC READERS we want to take a peek at what will likely be one of the most contentious Democratic Party fights confronting Kansas City voters.
THE JACKSON COUNTY 1ST DISTRICT PRIMARY NOW FEATURES ACTIVIST JUSTICE HORN VS. SCHOOL BOARD LEADER MANNY ABARCA!!!
They're both progressive, they're both people of color . . . They're both sharp dressers.
It's gonna be brutal.
Again, KICK-ASS INSIDERS reveal that it was really another politico who set this fight into motion.
MO House Rep. Ingrid Burnett could have easily won this election but she wants to finish her term. She's not related to the current office holder but her name recognition and the laziness of the municipal electorate would have easily won the contest.
Now . . .
Some things to consider . . .
- Justice Horn has started early and he's working diligently to beef up his policy credentials and local political achievements. Already a bevy of local news outlets like this one have labeled him a "rising star" of the political world.
- The LGBT vote will have a HUGE impact on this contest but they might not be the determining factor.
- Activist Justice Horn has vastly increased his social media profile but it's unknown if that will resonate with neighborhood associations and smaller cliques who will determine this election.
- Working for Congressman Cleaver will undoubtedly give Manny Abarca an advantage with fundraising and connections to local leaders. But don't get it twisted, Mr. Abarca also has his detractors and his constant bickering with the crew at the Northeast News won't help him pick up the important voting bloc the paper serves . . . On the other hand, many old school Northeast residents are also unlikely to vote for a former BLM activist and current champion of local LGBT rights.
Real talk . . .
This Black vs. brown vs. LGBT vs. BLM vs. establishment Democratic Party is enough to confuse any progressive Kansas City voter.
Just a bit of prep . . .
YES, EVERYBODY IS GOING TO GET CALLED RACIST IN THIS CONTEST!!!
Meanwhile . . .
Credit to outgoing 1st District Legislator Scott Burnett . . . He has survived in this job since 1998 and most voters have no idea about his politics or his voting record.
He's simply a nice guy they see around town who makes voters feel confident about the local Democratic Party.
For better or worse, that confidence is a relic of a bygone era and now the NEXTGEN is ready to battle it out for the future of the courthouse.
Developing . . .