Minneapolis mayoral candidate Cam Winton emphasizes jobs, schools and services

  • Article by: Steve Brandt , Star Tribune
  • Updated: October 18, 2013 - 5:32 AM

A lawyer, he wants less business regulation and better services in city.

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bikiesterOct. 17, 1310:31 PM

What we don't need in these parts is another turncoat like Norm Coleman. I agree with Winton's neighbor--"He doesn't need this job" so let's not give it to him. He and some staffer occupied the Fat Tire Bike festival this past summer and then I read he wants to run LRT down the greenway. I'm ranking him number 77 or whatever the lowest number is.

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morenews0013Oct. 17, 1311:00 PM

He's not running as an independent as this article states, he's a complete Republican. Look at any list of his supporters; it's the Republican fund-raising elite behind him. Given the recent Republican debacle, distance from the GOP might be the only way to run for anything in smart Minnesota. I find it ironic that he's showing up at bike festivals when the first thing I ever read about him was a quote about Minneapolis not needing its bike trails.We have a lot of choices in this race. We can do much better than this.

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chablis28Oct. 17, 1311:24 PM

I suppose it's way too much to hope for that Minneapolis would vote in a common sense guy like this? Wish I could cast a vote in MPLS!

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chablis28Oct. 17, 1311:29 PM

Its 30 some canidates with inches of difference between them or this breath of fresh air. After years of Rybeck do we really want more bloated big government type like the rest of the field? If I paid Minneapolis's outrageous property taxes I know who I'd vote for. There's one choice and its Winton!

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bikiesterOct. 18, 1312:21 AM

chablis28, guess what...I pay MPLS property taxes and I like them just fine because we get great services and live in one of the best cities in the US. Lucky for us you don't live here.

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pwntatoheadOct. 18, 13 3:16 AM

This trash politician robocalled my cell phone last week. You'd think a lawyer would know this is illegal. Of course, he probably does and just doesn't care.

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Cory089Oct. 18, 13 8:29 AM

Everyone loves to complaint about partisan politics. But then a practical, accomplished centrist comes along and look at the comments. A few claim he's running as a republican; yet, I attended an event filled with democrats supporting him. Instead of focusing on party labels (which Cam isn't using), let's focus on his ideas. Pro-education, fiscal steward, and someone who succeeded in a private-sector alternative energy company. That's the kind of person we should be electing.

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chablis28Oct. 18, 13 8:29 AM

bikiester, Minnneapolis has many pluses but your taxes are over the top. Though, in the winter I wouldn't exactly call your snow removal stellar! I frequent restaurants like Tila, LBV and The Kenwood and dread parking in Minneapolis in the winters. Everyone is entitled to live where they and there are trade offs like living right on top of your neighbors and dealing with street noise in MPLS. I live in the country between LV and Prior Lake on 3 acres and love the; tranquility,biking in the country, large green spaces, great snow removal, power line free neighborhood, and low taxes. I love your restaurants but that has little to do with paying too high property taxes.

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harrisstevenOct. 18, 13 8:55 AM

Having worked at the capitol for many years: 1) YES..we do want a mayor "who doesn't need the job" 2) I admire that he changed parties to try and find a fit. Unlike Norm, it doesn't appear to be a career based decision. He really doesnt have much of a chance, however, with single issue voters and die hard democrats.

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movebak2mplsOct. 18, 1310:09 AM

This guy is the bravest candidate of the bunch. -Unlike Mark Andrews, who has a platform as vanilla as his smile. Winton has got what it takes to lead. FYI - A "sometimes" fiscally conservative, socially liberal mayor has been running things just fine for the past decade or so. Another mayor with the same values would be a good for our beautiful city.

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