Missouri Democrats are hoping to cut into the Republicans’ supermajority in the General Assembly, and the 8th District is a main target. It’s a rematch for the eastern Jackson County seat that stayed with Republicans in November 2017’s special election, when then-House Majority Leader Mike Cierpiot managed a narrow victory (50 percent) over Democrat Hillary Shields (42.6 percent) and independent Jacob Turk (7 percent).
Surprised? You can be this weekend, thanks to an assortment of scary, powerful and daring things to behold – unless you’re already into such things as blood drinking, towering rescues and a singularly operatic clown. Now that would be a surprise!