Previously: The Political Year in Pictures – 2010, part 1 (December 22, 2010)
Over the course of the last year we covered a number of government and political events in Missouri (and elsewhere), in the process taking thousands of photographs. Most of them didn’t make it into the blog. Some of the things we saw and heard made us smile, made us think, made us gasp, made us hope, and made us despair. We thought we’d provide a retrospective of some of the pictures and stories we consider to be memorable.
President Obama in Kansas City on July 8, 2010:
President Obama at Smith Electric Vehicles in Kansas City.
Is the President looking at me?
Obama at The Folly: Fundraiser for Robin Carnahan (July 8, 2010)
…President Obama traveled to Kansas City Thursday to speak on the economy at an electric vehicle plant and later as the headliner at a fundraiser for Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan’s U.S. Senate campaign. Blue Girl covered the fundraiser (one of two) held at the Folly Theater in downtown Kansas City and I covered the speech on the economy at Smith Electric Vehicles next to Kansas City International Airport…
July 9, 2010: Congressman Ike Skelton (D) in Missouri’s Fourth Congressional District had a primary challenger. That was the least of his problems – he was upset in the November general election by Vicky Hartzler (r).
The NAACP National Convention was held in Kansas City in July. We received blogger credentials from the NAACP to cover the convention:
Representative Barbara Lee (D).
Representative Emanuel Cleaver (D).
July 14, 2010: Waiting for the start of the press conference.
(left to right) Reverend Jesse Jackson, NAACP President and CE0 Benjamin Todd Jealous, Reverend Al Sharpton.
The 101st NAACP National Convention in Kansas City (July 10, 2010)
NAACP in Kansas City: Sunday – photos (July 11, 2010)
NAACP in Kansas City: Michelle Obama – photos (July 12, 2010)
August 5, 2010: Courtney Cole, the Democratic Party candidate in the 121st Legislative District, at work on her campaign after the August primary.
August 10, 2010: Senator Claire McCaskill (D) at a town hall in Concordia, Missouri.
Senator Claire McCaskill (D): town hall in Concordia, Missouri (August 11, 2010)