Kansas City Council candidate Ed Ford is getting cute with his likely unopposed and victorious run for the 2nd District at-large seat.
Ford, a former councilman who served the limit of two consecutive terms, has passed out and sent out a postcard with his face superimposed on the head of a groundhog. The postcard says, "If Ed sees a challenger . . . 6 more weeks of campaigning" -- just like if Pennsylvania's groundhog sees its shadow, then 6 more weeks of winter. (In reality, though, it would be 8 more weeks of campaigning.)
But if Ford doesn't see a challenger, then supporters are invited to a "victory party" Thursday evening at Cascone's Restaurant on North Oak Trafficway.
So far, Ford is unopposed and hasn't heard about any likely challengers. The filing deadline is Tuesday at 5 p.m.
Posted by Jeffrey Spivak