BOSTON—As most of you know by now, I’m a Midwestern boy still adjusting to life out West in Colorado. My hometown, Kansas City, remains in my thoughts—especially when I travel. No matter where I find myself, my heart returns home.

So finding myself in the Bay State for the first time, where political ghosts creep around every corner, I couldn’t help but think of Kansas City’s own specters—and skeletons. So leave it to a Congressman from my home state to stumble into the news—and right out of a critical Senate race—while I’m in Mitt Romney’s backyard.

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