KC mayor’s race could grow more crowded with Kander’s departure

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FOX 4 Kansas City WDAF-TV | News, Weather, Sports—KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Jason Kander's decision to drop out of the race for Kansas City mayor could actually lead to a more crowded race by the time candidates have to officially file in January 2019. In a heartfelt personal note, Kander said after 11 years of trying there was something he discovered he couldn't outrun, depression and PTSD symptoms from his tour in Afghanistan. He announced he was dropping out of the race for Kansas City mayor to concentrate on his mental health.

Kander’s exit from KC mayor race shines light on veterans’ mental health challenges. KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The man thought to be the front-runner in the Kansas City mayor race has suddenly dropped out. Jason Kander said he needs to help himself first and get treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder, so he won’t be running for mayor in 2019. In a statement, he said in part he knew something was deeply wrong and was scared to acknowledge his true symptoms of PTSD. “To allow me to concentrate on my mental health, I’ve decided that […]