Midterm 2022 Election News We Didn't Blog

We link, like and type a lot of stuff but not all of it . . .

Accordingly, we wanted to share more than a few news links that are relevant locally but might not need a great deal of commentary.

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Cleaver defeats Turk, will serve 10th term as US Representative

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - Democrat Emanuel Cleaver won his reelection bid for U.S. House in Missouri's 5th Congressional District. The incumbent defeated Republican Jacob Turk and Libertarian Robin Dominick, and he will return to Washington, D.C. as a Congressman. Cleaver has represented the 5th Congressional District since 2005.

The vote is tight on whether to shift power from the Kansas governor to the Legislature

The fate of an amendment to the Kansas Constitution that would shift regulatory clout from the governor to the Legislature remained in limbo early Wednesday because the statewide vote remained too close to call. The proposed amendment would give the Legislature, long dominated by Republicans, more power over defining how state laws should be carried out by agencies.

Rep. Sam Graves reelected, wins Missouri's 6th Congressional District

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - U.S. Representative Sam Graves will hold office for a 12th consecutive term. The veteran Republican defeated Democrat Henry Martin and Libertarian Edward Mainment Tuesday evening. Follow election results here.

Kansans pass constitutional amendment on election, removal of sheriffs - Kansas Reflector

TOPEKA - The state's voters embraced an amendment to the Kansas Constitution on Tuesday requiring election of county sheriffs and narrowing options for ousting a wayward chief law enforcement officer, while an amendment granting the Legislature more authority to reject state administrative regulations could be headed to defeat.

Kansas City voters approve bonds for parks, facility upgrades, housing

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City voters went to the polls on Tuesday, approving all three ballot questions regarding parks and facility upgrades, affordable housing, and tracts of land. Here's a breakdown of the three questions Kansas City residents supported: Voters approved issuing $125 million in general obligation (GO) bonds with a 71% to 29% vote, according to unofficial election results.

U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran of Kansas defeats Mark Holland, wins third term in Washington

U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran won a third term Tuesday, coasting to victory amid a nationwide push by the Republican Party to win control of Congress. Moran, who ran a campaign that attempted to place him above partisan politics, defeated former Kansas City, Kansas, mayor Mark Holland.

Election Results Kansas City: Mayor Lucas comments on police funding, marijuana legalization

6 a.m. | Kansas City, Missouri, Mayor Quinton Lucas says "the battle for local control of KCPD begins today" after Missourians signed off on Amendment 4, increasing the minimum percentage of KCMO's revenue the city must allocate to the police department. Lucas says courts, including the Missouri Supreme Court, will be the battlefield.

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