KC mayoral candidates agree to forums, debates


INTEREST.>>MIKE MAHONEY IS CONTINUING TO
FOLLOW THE ELECTION TONIGHT.>>Reporter: THERE WERE AT LEAST
22 FORUMS AND DEBATES BETWEEN
THE MAJOR CANDIDATES BEFORE LAST
WEEK’S MAYORAL PRIMARY.>>PEOPLE DIDN’T HAVE A CHANCE
TO DIAMOND THE ISSUES THE WAY WE
WANTED TO. HOPEFULLY THIS GIVES US AN
OPPORTUNITY TO FOCUS ON SOME, GO
AT SOME LENGTH AND DO OTHER
THINGS.>>IT’S HARD TO DELVE INTO THE
ISSUES WHEN YOU ARE TRYING TO
GET ACROSS 11 PEOPLE AND THIS
WILL PROVIDE A LOT MORE
OPPORTUNITY FOR THE CANDIDATES.>>Reporter: JOEY JUSTICE WAS
OUT OF TOWN. THIS WEEKEND, THE CAMPAIGNS
ANNOUNCED A DEAL ON FORUMS AND
DEBATES. SIX JOINT CANDIDATE FORUMS
CO-POSTED BY THE STAR NEWSPAPER
AND OTHER CO-SPONSORS, ONE IN
EACH OF THE COUNCIL EDISTRICT. SIX OTHER EVENTS WILL BE HOSTED
BY KANSAS CITY NEWS ORGANIZERS
AND WITH FEWER EVENTS, THEY ARE
HOPING TO AVOID REPETITION.>>YOU KNOW WHAT GOT ME, WE HAD
A FORUM ON THIS TOPIC LAST
NIGHT.>>EVERYTHING IS RESTRAINED ON
TIGHT ISSUES. CENTERED ON THINGS LIKE CRIME
AND AFFORDABLE HOUSING OR TAX
INCENTIVES OR INFRASTRUCTURE.>>Reporter: SO THE LUCAS AND
JUSTICE CAMPAIGNS AGREE TO A SET
OF FORUMS AND DEBATES 12 OF THEM
THROUGHOUT THE CITY BETWEEN NOW
AND ELECTION

Danny Hutson

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