This beltway and MSM publication imagines Mayor Q as a moderate . . . Meanwhile a growing majority of Kansas City voters are growing frustrated with his incompetence as COVID crackdowns continue, a debate with police lingers and local streets are looking exceptionally shabby.
Reality check . . .
As we say on this blog . . .
Don't be jelly, this is the same kind of MSM hype Mayor Q has enjoyed for years given that his career is based almost completely on style over substance. And yes, it'll probably get him into Congress someday.
Here's a few graphs before a transcribed Zoom call . . .
Lucas, 37, is among a group of Democratic mayors across conservative states that seem to be managing Covid-19 as much as they’re jousting with Republican officials looking to force a hands-off approach to the pandemic.
The mayor says he has a good working relationship with Republican Gov. Mike Parson. The bigger challenge has been the pushback with Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt, who Lucas describes as “a charlatan” and a phony. (A spokesperson for the attorney general responded, “We believe in the freedom of Kansas City residents, even if their own mayor doesn’t.")
Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com news link . . .
Kansas City, Mo., Mayor Quinton Lucas had just recovered from a mild bout of Covid-19 when he announced last week he would seek reelection and then proposed requiring children to wear masks in schools. It's the sort of action that's fueled five attempts to recall the first-term mayor, a Democrat who's been in office since 2019.