Gary Schiff drops out of Minneapolis mayoral race

  • Article by: ERIC ROPER and MAYA RAO , Star Tribune staff writers
  • Updated: June 20, 2013 - 6:21 AM

The veteran City Council member had placed third on two ballots at DFL endorsing convention. He endorsed colleague Betsy Hodges.

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supervon2Jun. 19, 13 8:33 PM

Gary. This is (muffled voice) at the Union Hall. Don't run. Click.

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guth54Jun. 19, 13 9:10 PM

Thanks for the effort Gary. Please support Betsy Hodges for Mayor! Mark Andrew is a taxpayer funded sports facility promoter from way back. A vote for Andrew is a show of appreciation for RT Rybak, who robbed from the poor to give to the rich!

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staredJun. 19, 1310:13 PM

Maybe they will all back out.

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lenorekJun. 20, 13 6:37 AM

Guth54, you are joking, right? Points of fact: Rybak's people were on the convention floor last Saturday working for Hodges. Rybak has refused to endorse Andrew, or even to discuss endorsing Andrew. He spoke out against the funding for the stadium (the pull tab nonsense) and it ticked RT off, for just one thing. This "progressive" stuff is twaddle. Hodges is the Rybak candidate, and in her manipulative way she is probably going to be a lot better at hiding it from the general public than she was at the convention. If you had seen her game at the convention, you would have seen she is the epitome of the old school politician.

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traphelerJun. 20, 13 6:48 AM

This can not be seen as good news for the Andrews campaign, which perhaps could have peaked too soon.

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guth54Jun. 20, 13 7:55 AM

lenorek; Schiff and Hodges supported the voter referendum to determine Vikings stadium funding. Schiff pulls out of the race and asks his supporters to get behind Hodges. That is good enough for me! In regards to comparison of Andrew and Rybak: Andrew=Taxpayer funded Twins Stadium; Rybak= Taxpayer funded Vikings Stadium. Supporting Andrew is legitimizing what he (and Rybak) have done. Specifically they have robbed from the poor and given to the rich! Lenorek, it appears that you have 'insider' information of the DFL nomination convention and possibly another opinion. I'm 'ok' with that. However I, along with the majority of voters in Minneapolis, are going to be influenced by the candidates position on Taxpayer funded sports facilities. I stand by my comparison to Andrew and Rybak. And no, I'm not joking.

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rampalincJun. 20, 1310:30 AM

The boat on taxpayyer funded stadiums has already sailed. If these candidates are against stadiums why not create a loophole proof bill that will not allow future stadiums without a public referendum. Along with that why not create a loop hole proof bill on any taxpayer subsidy to any private organization without a public referendum.

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lenorekJun. 20, 13 9:21 PM

Well Guth54 you can stand by that comparison if you like, but it makes it no less a falsehood.She is up to her neck in the world of RT Rybak and the support base she gets from his people proves that - and will be difficult to hide in a citywide election. Hodges and the "progressive" twaddle I predict will lose this election, perhaps narrowly but still lose it. I also predict that about half of Schiff supporters will go to to Hodges and about half to Andrew. This is really not good or bad news for either candidate, I don't think it will change the numbers by much. I know who I am supporting and we will see what happens in November.

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johnlittlejrJun. 24, 13 3:26 PM

Mark Andrew continues to be the conscience of the DFL Party. Hodges and Schiff have put self-interest above community interest. Andrew for Mayor, Andrew for Minneapolis!

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