Polls haven’t closed yet, but House District 83 Democratic candidate Sean Amore acknowledges that he entered a race against one of the most well-liked politicians in the state in Republican Jo Ann Pottorff with little chance to win against her. And that’s even though “my ego is pretty limitless.”.
“I haven’t started apartment hunting in Topeka, let’s just say.”
Amore, who does not pronounce his name with a long e at the end, is dining with a few friends and family at Mike’s Wine Dive in College Hill. It’s good that his crowd is intimate because there is hardly any parking here, which is why this diner wound up with a $30 parking ticket just for lunch. But that’s another story.
Amore and his friends seem particularly interested in my list of party addresses. “We want to crash as many as possible, let’s be honest,” he says — particularly Pottorff’s.
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“You could give a concession speech in person,” Associated co-worker Shawn Steward helpfully suggests.
Amore promises he’ll be respectful.
“I’m not gonna, like, raid her liquor cabinet.”
Next stop: Pottorff’s, sans Amore.