35 are running for job as Minneapolis mayor

  • Article by: Eric Roper , Star Tribune
  • Updated: August 13, 2013 - 9:12 PM

The absence of a primary this year means that voters will see a long list of candidates on Election Day.

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ajnaguyAug. 13, 1310:39 PM

Betsy Hodges was so bent on getting fancy streetlights for the rebuild on Penn Ave S, that she tried to ignore the residents who rejected the burden of thousands of dollars more in assessments for the construction. When that failed, she miraculously 'found' another funding source for the fairy lamps. I'm sure that, one way or another, Minneapolis taxpayers are footing the bill. In my experience as a member of her Ward, this is typical. She is very single-minded about what she wants, and doesn't have a lot of time for the concerns of others that don't somehow jibe with her own vision. Beware.

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johnmplsAug. 13, 1311:04 PM

With the way the city is going....from the City Council wanting to build a utility, to the state having less than 3% of the new jobs created in Wisconsin, to the millions mis-behaving cops are costing us, to the craziness of the Washburn principal decision.....do you this might be a time....just MIGHT be a time....to try radically different in Minneapolis.....like a conservative? Nah.....never happen.

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drfranktAug. 14, 13 8:10 AM

Who's promising the most free stuff to the entitlement-minded people and the most favorable (read taxpayer funds)benefits to the unions? That's the democrat that WILL be elected by the uninformed voters in Minneapolis. Those that don't know history are destined to repeat it.....

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gunclingerAug. 14, 13 9:40 AM

ajnaguy, I too live in Betsy Hodges ward and can't get over the $600,000 for decorative street lamps. I believe that idea did eventually get nixed, but here's from KSTP's report : "We tried getting answers from City Council member Betsy Hodges. She represents the area. But, she declined to talk on camera." That sort of says it all, no?

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plizzoAug. 14, 13 9:42 AM

So 35 people are vying to be mayor of a high crime, high tax city notorious for lousy police and city services? It's funny seeing that many people fighting to be king of the hill of a pile of manure.

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shushyn78Aug. 14, 13 1:27 PM

Anyone other than the status quo.

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