DFLer Don Samuels’ campaign for mayor of Minneapolis is drawing support from an unlikely group of donors: Republicans. Samuels has received contributions from two former state Republican Party chairmen, a former Republican governor, a former federal prosecutor who served in the George W. Bush administration and Bush’s 2004 Minnesota campaign manager. “The reason that Don Read more

The Independence Party, the smallest of Minnesota’s three major parties, has endorsed Stephanie Woodruff for Minneapolis mayor. Woodruff, an executive at a St. Louis Park recruiting firm, serves on the Minneapolis Audit Committee, an appointed, volunteer position. She’s never run for office before. Woodruff says she’s a DFLer at heart, but shares the IP’s passion Read more

Minneapolis City Council Member Gary Schiff is ending his campaign for mayor. Schiff decided to drop out after his disappointing third-place finish at last weekend’s DFL endorsing convention. At the convention, Schiff joined forces with Council Member Betsy Hodges, who succeeded in blocking the endorsement of front-runner Mark Andrew. Today, Schiff endorsed Hodges. “I have Read more