Hodges controls Minneapolis mayor's race; Andrew informally concedes

  • Article by: Eric Roper , Star Tribune
  • Updated: November 6, 2013 - 12:00 PM

Defying predictions of a tight Minneapolis mayoral race, Council Member Betsy Hodges posted a lead so commanding on Tuesday night that her closest opponent, Mark Andrew, informally conceded less than two hours after polls closed.

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chablis28Nov. 6, 13 1:33 AM

More of the same old same old. How sad for taxpayers in MPLS and statewide!

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chablis28Nov. 6, 13 1:40 AM

30% turnout???? Guess that proves Minneapolis has almost zero conservatives living there. Conservatives vote and I wish I could have in this one since a lot of my taxes go there. What an embarassing stat for a city supposedly big on "get out the vote" LOL!

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Mike948Nov. 6, 13 2:02 AM

Betsy Hodges won because she holds unaccountable departments and their corrupt special-interest groups accountable!

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arspartzNov. 6, 13 2:08 AM

This is the purpose of RCV. Perhaps the other 64% voted for anyone but her. Only the final tally will tell.

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herby2013Nov. 6, 13 3:20 AM

So the candidate endorsed by the Star Tribune won, huh? Too bad. I was hoping the pirate guy would win. For the first time ever, the cast of characters seeking the position of mayor matched the type of people who live in this city: Liberal elitists, kooks, and the welfare class.

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YoganaziNov. 6, 13 5:03 AM

Andrew would have been a disaster if ejected Mayor.

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bddboy96Nov. 6, 13 6:34 AM

The problem with this election is there were no viable conservative candidates to vote for. I voted because it is my right and my duty. Unfortunately, I was voting for the least evil candidate.

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kbehmNov. 6, 13 6:36 AM

"30% turnout???? Guess that proves Minneapolis has almost zero conservatives living there" -- What do conservatives have to do with voter turnout? Turnout was low because there were no state or nationwide offices up for election.

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tullymnNov. 6, 13 6:37 AM

Sad day for the city if no ideas Hodges wins.

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thedanmanNov. 6, 13 7:07 AM

Corporations looking to relocate just crossed off at least one city on their list.

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