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U.S. Rep. Davids | Missouri Lt. Gov. Kehoe | Troostapalooza

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Incumbent Missouri Lt. Gov. Mike Kehoe during a campaign stop in 2020.

Kansas' 3rd District congresswoman makes the case for her reelection, why Missouri's second-in-command hopes to hold on to his office, and how an emerging community celebration is going virtual.

Segment 1, beginning at 3:20: From coronavirus relief to working to protect Native American women, Davids touts her bipartisan accomplishments.

As of last week, the Cook Political Report lists the 3rd District congressional race in Kansas as "likely Democratic." While that's promising for Sharice Davids' reelection prospects, the coronavirus pandemic is forcing her campaign to get creative about how she connects with voters.

Segment 2, beginning at 34:13: Missouri's appointed vice executive is now running on his own record to stay in office.

Missouri's governor and lieutenant governor don't run on the same ticket, but they have worked hand-in-hand over the last two years, says Lt. Gov. Mike Kehoe. He discussed much of that work, including responding to the coronavirus pandemic and safeguarding the Second Amendment rights of Missourians.

Segment 3, beginning at 51:02: Businesses and residents on Troost in Midtown take their neighborhood celebration online.

Kansas City’s third annual Troostapalooza is going virtual because of the coronavirus pandemic. The community event highlighting the Troost Avenue corridor brings together neighbors, small businesses and entrepreneurs.

Troostapalooza is happening virtually from noon-4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 17. To register to attend or apply for a booth, visit Troostapalooza.com.

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