With 35 Mpls. mayoral candidates, it's tough to get your message out

  • Article by: Maya Rao , Star Tribune
  • Updated: September 14, 2013 - 12:59 PM

Crowded mayoral forums give voters barely a snapshot of hopefuls.

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fishbachSep. 14, 1312:45 AM

With thirty-five candidates on an IRV ballot it is unlikely that the best candidate will win the election. The 2013 Minneapolis mayoral election will show that the IRV election process is not the best, or even a better process than the previously used method.

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supervon2Sep. 14, 13 7:33 AM

This was the plan with ranked choice. Place tons of Liberals on the ballot to overshadow any form of common sense candidate and one of them win due to low information voters.

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notsidSep. 14, 13 8:53 AM

I still want to hear from Captain Jack Sparrow who is one of the 35 announced candidates for the office of mayor of Minneapolis. I am especially curious as to whether he can bring the Black Pearl up the Mississippi as far as Minneapolis or not. Of course, I can't remember whether the Black Pearl was under or below the water when last seen so...

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marketerSep. 14, 13 9:02 AM

Want to thin it out? If you support the stadium, don't bother running. You're wasting our time.

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raleighmamaSep. 14, 13 9:32 AM

The law needs to be changed so that these "fringe" and "again" candidates cannot register unless they pay a large registration fee like $500-$1000 or get 2,000 signatures from registered voters.

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LicoriceSep. 14, 13 9:56 AM

supervon2: "Place tons of Liberals on the ballot to overshadow any form of common sense candidate and one of them win due to low information voters." Ridiculous statement. How would you know if all these candidates "placed" on the ballot by some conspirator are liberal? And how would you know about a conspiracy? If you even live in Minneapolis, how much homework have you done on picking your top candidate?

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martiankingSep. 14, 13 1:35 PM

A side effect of the large field of candidates is that the corporate money can't get behind one candidate easily and overrun the airwaves with their ads.

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ShantellWebbSep. 14, 13 9:22 PM

Right now for the next assignment for the future Mayor I'd like to see something done with the Big Eye Sore in downtown Minneapolis also known as Block E. Let me remind the voters We all had a nice Movie Theater now we have nothing except a large money pit and a Grand Central Station being built next to the Twin Stadium right down the street. Good Luck!

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bizsmithSep. 16, 13 8:03 AM

Politics has become so expensive, it takes a lot of money to not get elected....Will Rogers

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