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.┬áThis fact always seemed to surprise many of the conservatives who used to call me at The Kansas City Star’s editorial page. Continue reading

Dear “undecided” voters in Clinton vs. Trump race: Please stay home Tuesday

You're "undecided" between these two presidential candidates? Are you kidding me?

You’re “undecided” between these two presidential candidates? Are you kidding me?

I’m getting plenty of last-minute questions about down-ballot issues and races in Missouri and Kansas. That’s understandable. Lots of people don’t pay attention to these contests until right before Election Day, which I’ve noticed while writing about politics for 32 years.

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