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Taking KC Back needed 13,700 signatures per council member to start a recall. They collected fewer than 4,000 for each.

Even with a sharp increase in donations, the political action committee Taking KC Back has again failed to prompt a recall election in Kansas City, Missouri.  The group filed affidavits with the Kansas City clerk’s office in late September, giving notice of its effort to recall Mayor Quinton Lucas and at-large council members Katheryn Shields, […]

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Tuesday’s election to put an end to bitter Missouri primaries for U.S. Senate

After campaigns that caused Missourians to revisit a dark chapter in their governor’s office and saw political newcomers take center stage, voters in the U.S. Senate primary for Missouri on Tuesday will finally decide on which Republican and Democratic candidates will run for U.S. Senate.  After GOP Sen. Roy Blunt announced he would not seek […]