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A Wild Political Year Races Toward November

Jason Kander
Brian Ellison
KCUR 89.3
Democrat Jason Kander is running for mayor of Kansas City. But he's still paying attention to the Missouri political scene.

The final slog to the November elections is underway, and Missouri's already wild political year holds the possibility of getting wilder yet. As Democrat Jason Kander pivots from the state and national stage to a Kansas City mayoral run, we get his assessment of the state of Missouri politics. We recap the primary election's top story, the overwhelming defeat of the anti-union "Right to Work" law. And we take a closer look at November's top race: the battle between Claire McCaskill and Josh Hawley that could determine control of the U.S. Senate. Guests: Jason Kander; Samuel King, KCUR; Bryan Lowry, the Kansas City Star.

Brian Ellison is a guest host of talk shows, newscasts, special coverage and community events for KCUR. Follow him on Twitter @ptsbrian.