Here comes da judge
COLUMBIA, Mo 3/24/19 (Beat Byte) -- Columbia Mayoral candidate Chris Kelly started his campaign with an astonishing deception.
The career state legislator and circuit court judge deleted thousands of his Tweets dating back nearly a decade.
Mr. Kelly's Twitter habit @repckelly is notorious in Missouri state politics. So it took little foresight to save a few dozen when he first made noise about running for Mayor to restore city money for a new sewer called the "Henderson Branch" to millionaire Larry Potterfield's Midway arms facility.
No Twitter retrospective would be complete without responses, expressing horror, bemusement, and voyeuristic glee, egging on what one legislative colleague called Kelly's "cringeworthy behavior."
About his Tweets, Mr. Kelly told the Columbia Missourian there is nothing to see, that they are all either a "big joke" or "taken out of context."Tweets don't issue with much "context," but rather random, off-the-cuff thoughts that paint a picture voters should have had the opportunity to examine as they answer: Is Chris Kelly the right choice to lead Columbia?
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