Minneapolis Council races are set: Wa...

Minneapolis Council races are set: Wards 8-10

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Marvelous Minneapolis

Minneapolis, MN

#1 Aug 31, 2013
There were late-starting campaigns in some of these. I’m not going to label anyone “unserious,” but I’m not going to spill a lot of ink on the late entrants, either. If any of them and/or their supporters feel that they’re being shorted, here’s recourse. My source for who’s running is the Minneapolis elections website.

Ward 8: Incumbent Elizabeth Glidden (DFL) is unopposed. That’s no fun!

Ward 9: The incumbent, DFLer Gary Schiff, ran for Mayor. He’s since dropped out of that race, but this seat remains open. Alondra Cano is DFL-endorsed. Another candidate for that endorsement (it took six ballots), Charles Curtis, is running through to the general. So are DFLers Abdi Abdulle, Pat Fleetham, and Greg McDonald.

Who could really be worth watching is the Green Party candidate, Ty Moore. I’m not normally one to give much weight, at all, to endorsements, but that he snagged the SEIU’s is interesting. My sense (though without close knowledge of the district’s demographics) is that, all things considered, Moore absolutely could make a race of this one.

Ward 10: Meg Tuthill is the incumbent DFLer. Lisa Bender, however, won the DFL endorsement. After a little hemming and hawing, Tuthill decided to keep going. Nate Griggs is running as an Independent (not to be confused with Minnesota’s Independence Party). I was unable to find a campaign site or Facebook page for Scott Hargarten, but this would seem to be him – that is, an activist with Occupy MN. I don’t necessarily see a “walk” for Bender, here. Much could depend on second choices in RCV.

Chicago, IL

#2 Aug 31, 2013
Odd that the Republicans don't seem to be able to garner much support in almost any ward in Minneapolis...

Minneapolis, MN

#3 Sep 1, 2013
Not so odd when you consider that the Republicans really only represent the richest Americans.

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