Special thanks to TRUSTED KANSAS CITY INSIDERS for giving us the early news on this significant Kansas City election contest that might have implications for the metro.
The basics . . .
Former KCPS Board member Manny Abarca has pulled ahead and wins the vote for Jackson County's 1st District spot on the Legislature.
A quick insight into the numbers . . .
Justice Horn placed 2nd and his numbers are respectable, if not surprisingly good, for his rookie campaign effort.
Longtime Democratic Party leader Geoff Gerling finished a distant 3rd and it turns out his anger over courthouse redistricting was justified given that he quickly moved from a favorite to an underdog with a few strokes of a pen. Real talk . . . Jackson County Democrats sacrificed him first in order to keep Freedom Inc. (the strongest Democratic Party voting bloc in the metro) happy.
Developing . . .