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Ex-state official Kander announces run for Kansas City mayor


KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A former Missouri secretary of state who garnered national attention during an unsuccessful bid for U.S. Senate announced Monday that he's running for Kansas City mayor.

"I'm running for mayor because I want to make sure no matter where you live in the city or how you grew up, you have a chance to build a successful life right here," Jason Kander said in a statement.

It was a surprising announcement for someone often mentioned by political observers as a possible Democratic candidate for president.

"Yet the mayoral office would give Kander a new way to stay in the...

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