Election News

Jun 14, 2013
On the eve of the DFL convention, mayoral candidates Mark Andrew and Betsy Hodges are touting several high profile endorsements from leaders and organizations.Both candidates are hitting social media hard today to promote those endorsements in hopes of swaying undecided DFL delegates before they...
Jun 14, 2013    |    Mayor
Editor’s note: The Journals have been profiling the self-declared candidates for mayor. This is the sixth profile in our series. We have previously profiled Mark Andrew, Jackie Cherryhomes, Don Samuels, Betsy Hodges and Jim Thomas. We will be publishing stories on Cam...
Jun 07, 2013
The Minneapolis mayoral candidates faced an energetic, critical crowd at a forum Thursday night dedicated to issues of racial disparity."This is like Saturday night at the Apollo," said moderator Nekima Levy-Pounds, associate professor at the University of St. Thomas and director of the Community...
Jun 03, 2013    |    Mayor
Stephanie Woodruff, a mayoral appointee to the city’s new Audit Committee, is the latest DFL candidate to join the race for mayor.Woodruff, 48, is not seeking the DFL endorsement, however. She said she believes it’s a waste of time and caters to a small group of people within the party with special...
May 30, 2013    |    Mayor
Gary Schiff’s campaign for Minneapolis mayor got a kick Thursday when the City Council member announced an endorsement from former Minnesota Viking punter Chris Kluwe.“The eight years that I was in Minnesota I got to know the state very well, and I think Gary would be a good choice going forward,”...
May 30, 2013
Speaking from his seat on a Metro Transit bus, Minneapolis mayoral candidate Cam Winton rejected the proposal for a new streetcar system on Nicollet Avenue during a mobile press conference Thursday.Instead of streetcars, Winton proposes enhancing the existent Metro Transit bus system. His plan...
May 29, 2013
Minneapolis mayoral candidate Mark Andrew today announced a plan to install solar panels on 150 city and school buildings during his first three years in office.Andrew touted the plan as a way to save taxpayers’ money, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and create green jobs.“We will either need a...
May 29, 2013
Editor’s note: The Journals have been profiling the self-declared candidates for mayor. This is the fifth profile in our series. We have profiled Mark Andrew, Jackie Cherryhomes, Don Samuels and Betsy Hodges and will be publishing stories in coming weeks on Gary Schiff and Cam Winton, an...
May 20, 2013
The 5th Congressional District Green Party endorsed three candidates for City Council on Saturday — Kristina Gronquist, Chris Lautenschlager and Kale Severson.Gronquist is running for the Third Ward seat against DFL-endorsed candidate Jacob Frey and incumbent City Council Member Diane Hofstede...
May 20, 2013
Youth workers in Minneapolis are trying a new strategy to set the political agenda: they’re hosting a debate for mayoral candidates on June 6, and packing the audience with young people.The debate will focus on issues like education and racial inequity.“There are almost 2,000 homeless youth in the...

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