Minneapolis mayoral candidate Dan Cohen – blunt as ever – back on the scene

  • Article by: Eric Roper , Star Tribune
  • Updated: October 15, 2013 - 9:47 AM

He wants to bring casino to downtown and end Vikings stadium deal.

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Opus2013Oct. 15, 13 1:00 AM

I'm leaning towards Cohen, far ahead of Samuels and Andrews.

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harrisstevenOct. 15, 13 5:08 AM

I like him. He has common sense. So, there is no way he will win.

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ajnaguyOct. 15, 13 6:06 AM

As the only candidate who is seeing the stadium elephant in the room, I'm leaning toward Cohen. Everyone else's door-knockers are somewhat patronizing when you bring up the stadium as an important issue, saying their candidate understands it's a sore point, but "we have to move on," or "it's too late to stop it." Here's a hint for those other candidates - bland platitudes and fake sympathy aren't going to satisfy the many voters who are angry about having to foot the bill for another sports billionaire.

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kinnickOct. 15, 13 9:22 AM

Here is your ONLY chance Minneapolis,don't disappoint! I'm 71 and part of the 60's generation come out in FORCE

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reader2580Oct. 15, 13 9:42 AM

Has Dan Cohen explained how exactly he is going to stop the stadium project at this late date? Construction on the new stadium will have begun by the time he is sworn into office. He might be able to change the city financing, but I doubt he would be able to stop the project now.

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steve074Oct. 15, 1310:34 AM

Mr. Cohen should build the casino in his neighborhood, not mine.

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finamaguaOct. 15, 1311:00 AM

Agree with the casino deal, disagree with trying to stop stadium. Can we just build the casino at block e!!!!!!!!!!

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asmithe2Oct. 15, 1311:43 AM

Did the reporter forget to ask Dan Cohen what he has been doing for the last 40 years since he last held office? Doing PR in the 80s is interesting and all, but if a potential employee came to me with a 40 year gap in their employment history on their resume, it might raise some flags.

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twincitizen1Oct. 15, 1312:24 PM

If you watched 5 seconds of this man's behavior at Minneapolis Planning Commission meetings, you would realize that he is not fit for public office. Disengaged and disrespectful, from several observations of recent meetings. The only thing I like about him is that he listed Betsy Hodges as his 2nd choice. I find it curious that he gets a Strib profile (1 of 5) over arguably more serious candidates Stephanie Woodruff and Jackie Cherryhomes. I don't think either of them are better candidates than Mr. Cohen, just more serious and have been in the race longer and participated in more debates. This old kook is trying to buy an election before he croaks and it saddens me that he has people fooled into thinking he's a credible candidate for mayor by grandstanding on hot-button issues.

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minnesota343Oct. 15, 13 9:08 PM

Cohen is the only candidate who doesn't tip toe around issues. He's direct and confident in every statement he makes and question he answers. He's honest about his past mistakes and clearly open to change and new opinions, especially since he left the republican party after being uncomfortable with their social agenda. I think he'll do what he says he's going to do and will use others' input too. I like him, he's got my vote.

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