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UPDATED: Minneapolis DFLers to Caucus Tuesday

Election Day 2013 is Nov. 5.

Minneapolis Democrats will be spread throughout city Tuesday night for the 2013 caucuses.

What is a caucus?

A caucus helps a political party gain consensus as to how voters have aligned their political and candidate preferences. Caucuses are also held for the purpose of electing delegates to consider endorsements of candidates. And with the Star Tribune predicting the Minneapolis DFL's endorsement process to be especially pivotal this year, those most active Dems will no doubt be out in full force Tuesday night.

See more about what a caucus is here.

See one blogger's take on why you should attend caucuses Tuesday.

The following are candidates seeking the Minneapolis DFL's endorsement:

All 13 city council seats are up for re-election this year. There are four wards that cover parts of Southwest Minneapolis:

Ward 8 Candidates

  • Elizabeth Glidden (incumbent)

Ward 10 Candidates

  • Meg Tuthill (incumbent)
  • Kendal Killian
  • Ken Bradley
  • Lisa Peterson Bender

*Ward 11 Candidates

  • John Quincy (incumbent)

Ward 12 Candidates

  • Sandy Colvin Roy (incumbent)
  • Andrew Johnson

Ward 13 Candidates

  • Matt Perry
  • Linea Palmisano

In addition, this year's mayoral race is heating up with a handful of the candidates being current council members.

Mayoral Candidates

  • Betsy Hodges
  • Jackie Cherryhomes
  • Grant Haas
  • Don Samuels
  • Mark Andrew
  • Gary Schiff
  • Jim Thomas

* Fulton resident Cam Winton has also declared his bid for mayor, however, he's not running as a DFLer.

There is also a Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board race:

District 6 Candidates

  • Brad Bourn (incumbent)
  • Josh Neiman

At-Large Candidates

  • John Erwin
  • Bob Fine
  • Tom Nordyke

You may wonder when and where Republican caucuses are in 2013. From what we can tell, none are being held. The SD61 Minneapolis Republicans already held its 2013 convention in February. DFL conventions will follow in the coming weeks.

To find your caucusing location for Tuesday, go to mpls.dfl.org. If you have questions, e-mail chair@mpls.dfl.org or call 612-568-4234 or 651-251-6304.

Editor's Note: Ward 11 was added.

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