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As Minneapolis' R.T. Rybak departs, 35 to vie for mayor as ranked choice voting adds twist
pioneer press ^ | 8-14-13 | Patrick Condon

Posted on 08/14/2013 5:04:30 AM PDT by TurboZamboni

Nearly three dozen people want to be the next mayor of Minneapolis, and thanks to the city's ongoing experiment with an alternative voting system, they all have a shot.

Among the 35 candidates who paid a $20 filing fee by Tuesday's deadline to get their names on the November ballot are two current and one former city council members, a past Hennepin County commissioner, a Republican trying to make a mark in the heavily Democratic city, an Occupy movement activist who goes by Captain Jack Sparrow and a perennial candidate who listed himself as Bob "Again" Carney.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: circus; mayor; mn
Cue Benny Hill music for the circus to start.
1 posted on 08/14/2013 5:04:30 AM PDT by TurboZamboni
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To: TurboZamboni

Mayor of Minneapolis is just a title. The city council runs the joint.

2 posted on 08/14/2013 5:25:19 AM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Support Free Republic!!!)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Sounds fine until it results in the election of the next Jesse Ventura looney.

3 posted on 08/14/2013 5:57:03 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog

What about Leslie Davis, Earth Protector?

4 posted on 08/14/2013 7:20:24 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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