ICYMI: Kansas City Mayor Endorses Nicole Galloway For Governor, Rebuking Parson’s COVID-19 Response
Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas endorsed Nicole Galloway for governor on Monday, citing Missouri Gov. Mike Parson’s failed pandemic response as a stark point of contrast between the two candidates. Lucas has been working with Parson on the COVID-19 pandemic, but he said Galloway would follow facts and science when responding to the virus.
In his remarks, Lucas declared Galloway won’t be controlled by special interests, people from Washington, or anyone else: “She’s not someone who will be biased or persuaded by a politician anywhere else who’s saying you need to do something that’s different from that which is in the best interest of Missourians.”
Lucas also cited Galloway’s genuine commitment to the people of Kansas City and Western Missouri, saying, “This isn’t just somebody who’s stopping through during a campaign.”
Parson, on the other hand, has failed Missouri on COVID-19 by refusing to follow facts and science, and always puts politics and special interests ahead of Missouri families. Most recently, Parson and his campaign were criticized for renting office space from lobbyists.
Watch KMBC’s coverage of Galloway’s latest endorsement here and here, and read more about the endorsement below.
Kansas City Star: Kansas City mayor endorses Democrat Nicole Galloway over Parson for Missouri governor
Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas threw his support to Democrat Nicole Galloway for Missouri governor on Monday, an endorsement that represents a rebuke of Republican Gov. Mike Parson, who has worked with the mayor on controlling the spread of coronavirus and curbing violent crime.
With Galloway standing beside him, Lucas announced the endorsement Monday afternoon in front of Union Station, saying Galloway, who is currently Missouri’s state auditor, cares about Kansas City and Western Missouri.
“That’s why she has spent so much time here,” Lucas said. “This isn’t just somebody who’s stopping through during a campaign.”
Lucas said that Galloway reached out at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic offering to help and that she would follow facts and science in responding to the virus.
“She’s not listening to directions from Washington,” Lucas said. “She’s not listening to directions from anywhere else, and she’s not someone who will be biased or persuaded by a politician anywhere else who’s saying you need to do something that’s different from that which is in the best interest of Missourians.”