Sorry, conservatives: Voters show Kansas City isn’t a GOP-red region

Jason Kander was a really popular U.S. Senate candidate in the Kansas City region.

Jason Kander was a really popular U.S. Senate candidate in the Kansas City region.

Kansas and Missouri are accurately classified as “red” states politically, dominated by Republican politicians at the federal, state and legislative levels.

However, the Kansas City region is a lot more purple than that, as some 2016 election results show. This fact always seemed to surprise many of the conservatives who used to call me at The Kansas City Star’s editorial page. Continue reading