Jacob Turk, the Republican candidate for Emanuel Spittlegate Cleaver’s seat in District 5, Missouri, was a guest on the Kris Kobach Show, Sunday evening and he had some exciting information to share: an internal poll taken a week and a half ago shows him slightly ahead of Cleaver.
Kobach, the conservative Republican Secretary of State for Kansas, has a weekend radio talk show on 710 KCMO.
In the nearly ten minute interview, Turk weighed in on Obama’s debate performance, and his own race against the extreme left-winger Cleaver who has apparently been too busy trying to get out of paying his $1.5 million car wash loan to debate Turk.
Turk suggested to Kobach that he ask him how his debates are going with Cleaver.
Kobach played along; “Okay how are your debates going?”
“Seeing as he doesn’t show up to a single one, and I’m debating with an empty chair, they’re going real well”, Turk answered.
Kobach was incredulous; “are you kidding me?! Does the Kansas City Red Star print that – that he doesn’t show up???”
Turk: “We’ve had several forums and once he finds out that I’m showing up, he suddenly gets busy….because I’m not John McCain, either, I’ve never debated anyone, but I know what I stand for, and I know what I believe in, and he’s got a record he needs to defend…”
Kobach: Does he agree to at least one or two debates where he at least does show up?
Turk: He has agreed to show up to a couple of forums and then suddenly, when it becomes known that I’m going to be there, suddenly he’s a very busy guy.
Towards the end of the interview, Turk dropped the bombshell:
“We did an exciting internal poll for us a week and a half ago, and … we’re slightly ahead, but it’s very close…”
He noted that there’s over 20% undecided in the race, which Kobach assured him would swing his way, because undecideds usually break for the challenger.
Jacob Turk’s website is here.
His contribution page is here.