Kansas City Star: Jason Kander makes it official — he’s the 9th person in KC’s mayoral race

In a packed event space at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, amid the din of shouting supporters waving campaign signs, Jason Kander made his campaign for Kansas City mayor official on Saturday.

Kander, who represented Kansas City in the Missouri House for two terms before reaching the Missouri Secretary of State’s office, is the ninth mayoral candidate.

Unlike his competitors, who are either trying to work their way up through terms on the Kansas City Council or making their bids as outsiders to City Hall, Kander’s run for mayor has drawn national attention from political observers who had him pegged for higher office — Missouri Governor or the presidency seemed to match his ambitions…click here to read more.