Minneapolis City Council Member Betsy Hodges declared victory in the race to succeed outgoing mayor R.T. Rybak. Wednesday night after several rivals called her to concede. City election officials are still counting ballots, because of the city’s ranked choice voting system. Even so, Hodges sounded like she was transitioning to the mayor’s office. “Thank you Read more

Minneapolis City Council Member Betsy Hodges won such strong support from voters today in her campaign for mayor that her closest opponent, former Hennepin County Commissioner Mark Andrew, all but conceded. Hodges is leading the race with 36 percent of voters’ first-choice ballots, according to unofficial results from the Minnesota Secretary of State’s website. That Read more

Minneapolis mayoral candidate Mark Andrew and a political action committee backing him have together raised $200,000 more than any other campaign. Coalition for a Better Minneapolis, an independent PAC running T.V. ads and sending mail promoting Andrew’s candidacy, reported raising $136,500 in campaign finance documents filed today. In a campaign document released Monday, Andrews reported Read more