Political Pundits: What Election Results Mean For Area Residents And Politicians

Aug 6, 2014

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Yesterday's voting results provided some interesting outcomes. A relatively-unknown challenger gave incumbent Sam Brownback a run for his money. The proposed expansion of the Kansas City streetcar tax district supported by Mayor Sly James was voted down.

Today on Up To Date, Steve Kraske talks with with Political Pundits Burdett Loomis and Dave Helling to divine the messages voters were sending about the candidates and issues on state and local ballots.  Then Mayor James joins Steve for his thoughts on the future of the streetcar in Kansas City.


  • Dave Helling, political reporter for the Kansas City Star
  • Burdett Loomis, political scientist at University of Kansas
  • The Hon. Sly James, Mayor of Kansas City, Missouri