No DFL endorsement in Minneapolis mayoral race
No candidate running for mayor of Minneapolis secured enough delegates to win an endorsement from the city's DFL party.
What happened: After six rounds of ranked choice ballot counting, challenger Sheila Nezhad had 53% of the vote to incumbent Mayor Jacob Frey's 40%. A candidate needs 60% for the endorsement.
What they're saying:
- Nezhad declared on Twitter that her team "won the Minneapolis DFL convention."
- Kate Knuth, another progressive challenger who got 29% on the first round, congratulated Nezhad and tweeted that the vote totals made it clear "the people of Minneapolis refuse to accept the status quo."
- Frey noted that he got the most votes on the first ballot (36%). "By earning the most first-choice votes among delegates, we demonstrated our campaign's broad support across all ages and neighborhoods in the city," he said in a statement.
What's ahead: All three candidates are staying in the race and will square off in November's general election.
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