2019 Mayor/Council Elections

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Re: 2019 Mayor/Council Elections

Postby kboish » Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:23 am

Also, Shields is an at-large candidate. If I recall, Shields lost the vote in-district, but won overwhelmingly the vote outside the district- especially on the east side.

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Re: 2019 Mayor/Council Elections

Postby town cow » Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:34 am

Opponent was also tepid and old, btw.

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Re: 2019 Mayor/Council Elections

Postby flyingember » Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:00 am

town cow wrote:Opponent was also tepid and old, btw.

Glover pissed off too many people.

He lost my vote when I was talking to him about an issue before a meeting and he just turned around and walked away without saying a word. If that was his attitude in general he would have lost to anyone.

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Re: 2019 Mayor/Council Elections

Postby kboish » Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:03 am

town cow wrote:Opponent was also tepid and old, btw.


True. Hopefully someone steps up who can show some leadership

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Re: 2019 Mayor/Council Elections

Postby chaglang » Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:28 pm

IIRC Shields secured a spot on the Freedom, Inc mailer with a donation in the range of $2k. It wasn't much.

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Re: 2019 Mayor/Council Elections

Postby swid » Mon Mar 12, 2018 2:13 pm

The active campaigning phase (for mayor) has already begun - I got a postcard over the weekend promoting meet-and-greets with one of the Scotts, and Jolie just put up a fundraising event on her FB page.

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Re: 2019 Mayor/Council Elections

Postby DaveKCMO » Mon Mar 12, 2018 2:56 pm

I've received two mailers from Taylor's campaign. Got a campaign kick off email from Justus.

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Re: 2019 Mayor/Council Elections

Postby tower » Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:26 am

Rumor has it that Jason Kander is considering a run for Mayor.

On his last podcast he did say that he had a big announcement to make soon, but a mayoral run would be surprising. He has been so involved with national politics that it will make it an interesting race, but if he won, the office of mayor (and Kansas City) would certainly have an elevated profile.

http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics ... 70469.html?
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Re: 2019 Mayor/Council Elections

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Re: 2019 Mayor/Council Elections

Postby DaveKCMO » Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:29 am



Nooooo! I mean, he'd be great and all but with such a high profile he should be running for something at the state or national level. He knows we have a weak mayor system, right?

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Re: 2019 Mayor/Council Elections

Postby FangKC » Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:57 pm

I was hoping he would run for governor against Mike Parsons in 2020.

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Re: 2019 Mayor/Council Elections

Postby beautyfromashes » Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:15 pm

He'd have my vote. Giving KC a national presence would be a positive. Hopefully, he'd have a chance at getting support in Jeff City as well.

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Re: 2019 Mayor/Council Elections

Postby DaveKCMO » Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:32 pm

beautyfromashes wrote:Hopefully, he'd have a chance at getting support in Jeff City as well.


From the Republican majority that hates cities? Nah.

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Re: 2019 Mayor/Council Elections

Postby beautyfromashes » Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:10 pm

DaveKCMO wrote:From the Republican majority that hates cities? Nah.

Yeah, I said ‘hopefully’. Don’t think it’s likely. I do think he would have a better chance to mobilize all Dems and maybe pull a few Republicans than any of the other possible mayoral candidates.

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Re: 2019 Mayor/Council Elections

Postby WSPanic » Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:49 pm

DaveKCMO wrote:


Nooooo! I mean, he'd be great and all but with such a high profile he should be running for something at the state or national level. He knows we have a weak mayor system, right?


I'm sure he has his sights set on bigger things, but he's young (only 37) and relatively inexperienced. A term or two of any executive leadership would be useful to him - and I think great for the city.

Traditional paths to the White House are not necessarily going to be the norm going forward. And congress is such a shit show, you get downgraded for even being a part of it. I can see someone wanting to find a different way.


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