The final push: Mayoral candidates criss-cross Minneapolis

  • Article by: ERIC ROPER, MAYA RAO, STEVE BRANDT and Bill McAULIFFE , Star Tribune staff writers
  • Updated: November 3, 2013 - 9:26 AM

Minneapolis hopefuls are racing to Tuesday, trying to capture as many votes as they can in the ranked-choice system.

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chablis28Nov. 3, 13 8:14 AM

Cam Winton is so down to earth, youthful but worldly and eager to make Minneapolis government more effective. What a breath of fresh air amongst so many predictable options.

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paultostrowNov. 3, 13 8:48 AM

The Star Tribune's hypocrisy is deeply disappointing. They editorial board supports the Independence Party endorsed candidate for Governor but when a true populist, Stephanie Woodruff, receives the Independence Party endorsement, they largely boycott her campaign. They claim to support ranked choice voting but when apparently threatened by a populist message, they play God and exclude her as a "major" candidate even though most voters remain undecided Finally they claim to rue the domination of money and special interests in politics yet judge viability by the size of the campaign war chest. Stephanie will surprise everyone on Tuesday and send a message that politics as usual is over.

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gopher0023Nov. 3, 13 8:52 AM

Bob Fine's campaign is not being covered by the paper because they are using money as a main criteria (strangely, they are punishing a candidate for not being in the pockets of special interests). Bob has served our city in many ways including improving our park system over the last sixteen years as a park commissioner. He has shown great leadership ability and his lawn sign presence in the city is evidence of his strong grassroots support.

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rkronzerNov. 3, 13 9:00 AM

Star Tribune, why did you only tell us what footware the female candies were wearing? I want to know what Don Samulas had on his feet. Shameful.

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gopher0023Nov. 3, 13 9:15 AM

Bob Fine has the experience and proven leadership abilities to move our city forward. As a park commissioner, he has improved our parks over the last couple decades and has spearheaded many major initiatives that have turned out to be greatly successful, helping our park system to become number one ranked in the nation earlier this year. He also has served on the city's financial control board and knows what it takes to improve efficiency in city government.

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quinnerooNov. 3, 13 9:59 AM

Let the stadium issue guide your vote.

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ol2096Nov. 3, 1310:26 AM

Whenever I read these stories, I can't help but notice how every candidate is just some city bureaucrat wanting higher office. Well, every candidate except one, Cam Winton. He's the only candidate that succeeded in the private sector and is coming in with fresh ideas and a new perspective.

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wildfoxNov. 3, 1311:15 AM

“At least 50 percent of the people we talk to are undecided,” Jackie Cherryhomes ......... Problem is Jackie everyone remembers when you were in office last time and Minneapolis was deemed "Murderapolis". Not to mention Jackie destroyed public records when she was booted out of city hall. Jackie is the queen of conflict of interest.

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wildfoxNov. 3, 13 2:29 PM

To all the repub non-Minneapolis residents posting here about how great Cam is forget it .... a repub has about the same chance as a snowball in hell to win an election here. For good reason ... look around the country where repubs run the red states not a pretty picture all the way around.

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mplsjoejoNov. 3, 13 8:01 PM

Bob Fine is my guy. He has a proven record of spending out money wisely after 16 years of great service with the Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board. He has lived here in Minneapolis for 42 years. He will make good use of our tax money and hold dept accountable for spending money wisely.

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