Mayoral candidate in Kansas City drops out of race, citing struggles with PTSD

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Jason Kander, a Democratic activist and former Missouri Senate candidate, dropped out of the race for Kansas City mayor Tuesday, citing his struggles with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder."I thought that if I could come home and work for the city I love so much as its mayor, I could finally solve my problems. I thought if I focused exclusively on service to my neighbors in my hometown, that I could fill the hole inside of me. But it's just getting worse," Kander wrote in a post on Medium.Kander, the former Missouri secretary of state, narrowly lost to Republican Sen. Roy Blunt in the 2016 Senate elections. He garnered national attention for a viral campaign ad which showed him assembling a rifle while blindfolded. In the ad, Kander noted his support for...

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Mayoral candidate in Kansas City drops out of race, citing struggles with PTSD

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