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Re: 2019 Mayor/Council Elections

Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:23 am
by kboish
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.

Re: 2019 Mayor/Council Elections

Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:34 am
by town cow
Opponent was also tepid and old, btw.

Re: 2019 Mayor/Council Elections

Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:00 am
by flyingember
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.

Re: 2019 Mayor/Council Elections

Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:03 am
by kboish
town cow wrote:Opponent was also tepid and old, btw.
True. Hopefully someone steps up who can show some leadership

Re: 2019 Mayor/Council Elections

Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:28 pm
by chaglang
IIRC Shields secured a spot on the Freedom, Inc mailer with a donation in the range of $2k. It wasn't much.

Re: 2019 Mayor/Council Elections

Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 2:13 pm
by swid
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.

Re: 2019 Mayor/Council Elections

Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 2:56 pm
by DaveKCMO
I've received two mailers from Taylor's campaign. Got a campaign kick off email from Justus.

Re: 2019 Mayor/Council Elections

Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:26 am
by tower
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?

Re: 2019 Mayor/Council Elections

Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:26 am
by kboish

Re: 2019 Mayor/Council Elections

Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:29 am
by DaveKCMO
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?

Re: 2019 Mayor/Council Elections

Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:57 pm
by FangKC
I was hoping he would run for governor against Mike Parsons in 2020.

Re: 2019 Mayor/Council Elections

Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:15 pm
by beautyfromashes
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.

Re: 2019 Mayor/Council Elections

Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:32 pm
by DaveKCMO
beautyfromashes wrote:Hopefully, he'd have a chance at getting support in Jeff City as well.
From the Republican majority that hates cities? Nah.

Re: 2019 Mayor/Council Elections

Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:10 pm
by beautyfromashes
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.

Re: 2019 Mayor/Council Elections

Posted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:49 pm
by WSPanic
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.

Re: 2019 Mayor/Council Elections

Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2018 1:16 am
by bspecht

Re: 2019 Mayor/Council Elections

Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2018 5:05 pm
by tower
I'm surprised that any first term council member would want to run for mayor in a crowded field where they will be way outspent. It isn't like they can do much more than they currently do. People are negative about Kander's potential candidacy because he might be using it as a springboard to a higher office, but that is probably what Lucas is doing too. Not that there is anything wrong with that, that is exactly how politics should work.

Re: 2019 Mayor/Council Elections

Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2018 5:34 pm
by beautyfromashes
I think the first-termers are looking to raise money for their future political endeavors. The money donated to their campaigns could be used for a state candidacy, future mayoral campaign or donated to gain influence in some way with another candidate. Justus probably has a chance to win but her odds just took a dive with Kander. This will be a fight between an East side candidate and the west side of the city. I’m afraid both will be talking about limiting TIF financing as that seems to play well on the East Side and Northland. I’d guess that’s why Justus voted against 3 Light.

Re: 2019 Mayor/Council Elections

Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:15 am
by KCPowercat
Jolie is out. Damn it.

Re: 2019 Mayor/Council Elections

Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:48 am
by kcjak
Pretty bummed about Jolie backing out, but she says she'll be running for city council again, so that appeases me. Is Kander a shoe-in or does anyone else (Lucas?) stand a chance?