Election News

Oct 29, 2013
The leading candidates for mayor have raised more than $1.1 million for their campaigns with former Hennepin County Commissioner Mark Andrew leading the field with $420,284 in campaign contributions, according to campaign finance reports filed with Hennepin County today.A political action committee...
Oct 29, 2013
City Council Member Diane Hofstede, who is locked in a competitive battle to keep her seat representing the Third Ward, issued a statement yesterday attacking her rival Jacob Frey for being supported by the National Association of Realtors Fund.She described the group as a “far right-wing...
Oct 27, 2013
Mayoral candidate Betsy Hodges and her supporters have been celebrating the Star Tribune's editorial board endorsement in today's paper.The editorial board wrote that Hodges "wins our endorsement based on her City Council record of responsible leadership, her willingness to take on special...
Oct 25, 2013
Kristina Gronquist, a Green Party candidate running for the Third Ward City Council seat, called into question campaign contributions made by downtown night club and strip club owner Peter Hafiz to several other candidates at a press conference this morning outside one of Hafiz’ properties in the...
Oct 23, 2013
Seven candidates attended UpTake’s mayoral forum last night: Mark Andrew, Don Samuels, Dan Cohen, Stephanie Woodruff, Betsy Hodges, Cam Winton and Jackie Cherryhomes. The candidates primarily discussed the Vikings stadium, poverty and job creation, and how they would improve the Minneapolis Police...
Oct 23, 2013
Mark Andrew has announced City Council Members Lisa Goodman, Kevin Reich and Sandy Colvin Roy have endorsed his bid for mayor.Andrew said he's honored to have their support. "They join a broad coalition of elected leaders who share my vision for Minneapolis, and believe that together we can make...
Oct 23, 2013
The city's Somali-American community has been an influential force in this year’s highly competitive mayoral race.Leading candidates have appointed Somali leaders to campaign leadership posts and candidates with smaller field operations have also made a point of reaching out to members of the...
Oct 21, 2013
With the marathon campaign season nearing an end, the Theater of Public Policy is hosting a special event, “An Improvised Mayoral Forum,” with some of the leading candidates for mayor at the Bryant-Lake Bowl on Oct. 30.The Minneapolis-based improv theater group explores the political landscape with...
Oct 21, 2013
As this fall’s municipal election approaches, I’m getting more and more questions about Ranked Choice Voting (RCV), the system we’re using to choose our next mayor, city council, and park board. Here are the answers to some frequently asked questions:Q: Can I help my favorite candidate by “bullet...
Oct 18, 2013
In a twist on the typical debate format, Minneapolis mayoral candidates got a chance to pose questions to one another at a forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Minneapolis at the Central Library on Wednesday.The questions came at the end of the hour-long forum and elicited some...

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