Supporters of mayoral candidates attend election watch parties
Larry Seward , Chris Hernandez
8:24 PM, Mar 22, 2011
9:29 PM, Mar 22, 2011
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - Supporters of mayoral candidate Sly James are gathered for an
election watch party in the atrium of the American Jazz Museum and
Negro Leagues Museum at 18th and Vine.
An ice sculpture honoring the candidate has been placed in the
Supporters anticipate James’ arrival as polls start to
report election results and are looking forward to having a lawyer
born in Kansas City’s east side become Kansas City’s
second African-American mayor.
NBC Action News reporter Chris Hernandez is at the party and
will have more details on the election and the candidate throughout
There is only standing room remaining at the Mike Burke for
mayor watch party.
His supporters are gathered in a ballroom of the Westin in Crown
Center. Burke has not yet appeared. His campaign spokesperson said
Burke plans to speak to the crowd sometime after 10 p.m. or when
final numbers become available.
In talking with people intimately involved in the Burke
campaign, they spent the last 13 hours trying to improve voter
turnout. In Clay and Platte counties, Burke volunteers planted
numerous "vote today" signs overnight.
With reported turnout over 23% in Platte County and 19% in Clay
County, both filled with Burke supporters, campaign volunteers
NBC Action News reporter Larry Seward will have more details on
that watch party throughout the night.