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WATCH: Minneapolis Stonewall DFL Mayoral Candidate Forum

See the candidates address the DFL Party’s Stonewall Caucus on issues of concern to the gay, lesbian and bi-sexual community, via The UpTake.

File photo/The UpTake
File photo/The UpTake
See on-demand video replay of the May 29, 2013 Minneapolis Mayoral Candidate Forum, sponsored by the DFL Stonewall Caucus, produced by The UpTake

The Stonewall DFL caucus hosted a mayoral forum with the DFL candidates for mayor. The theme of the forum, held at All God’s Children Metropolitan Community Church, was issues facing lesbians, gays, bi-sexuals and transgendered.

The Stonewall caucus is organized around LGBT issues and plans to endorse one of the Democratic candidates. The city’s DFL Party plans to endorse one of the candidates at its June 15th convention. However, most of the candidates running for the DFL endorsement have said they will continue to run in the Nov. 5 general election even if they do not get the endorsement. There is no primary election because Minneapolis uses Ranked Choice Voting, which allows people to vote for their top three choices in order of preference (a proposal to expand the number of choices to six is still under consideration). 

More than a half-dozen candidates for mayor have declared since three-term incumbent R.T. Rybak decided not to seek a fourth term. The Democrats expected at tonight’s forum include Mark Andrew, Jackie Cherryhomes, Betsy Hodges, Don Samuels, Gary Schiff and Jim Thomas. A Republican who is running as an independent, Cam Winton, is also in the race.
Mike B. June 01, 2013 at 04:26 PM
This sorry band of mayoral candidates should be ashamed of pandering to the "gay" audiences. Minneapolis needs a good, normal, conservative candidate, who would REFUSE to appear before these people. Talking to such a group gives credence to their immoral lifestyle, which they are trying to force on normal people.

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