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Minneapolis will elect a new mayor on November fifth.
Candidate Bill Kahn admits that he joined the contest because no one else would take up his idea to re-structure the city’s government and become, in effect, the Last Mayor of Minneapolis.
Kahn told KFAI’s Dale Connelly that he doesn’t really expect to win, but feels he had to enter the race.

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Minneapolis will elect a new mayor this coming  Fall.  

Voters will have a wide range of choices, with 35 names appearing on the ballot.  KFAI has extended an invitation to all of the candidates, and several have accepted the offer to be interviewed. 

Bob “Again” Carney Jr. has run for office many times in Minneapolis.  He talked with KFAI’s Rico Morales, who asked the candidate why he wants to be Mayor of Minneapolis. 

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Minneapolis will elect a new mayor this coming Fall.
This month on the Morning Blend we’ll try to bring you a conversation with a different mayoral candidate every day.
We have more than enough. Voters will see 35 names on the ballot in November.
Bob Fine has been a member of the Minneapolis Park Board for 16 years. He also serves on the city’s board of Estimate and Taxation, and has been on the Minneapolis Civil Rights Commission for 18 years.
Bob Fine talked with KFAI’s Dale Connelly.

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Minneapolis will elect a new mayor this coming Fall.
Voters will have a wide range of choices, with 35 names appearing on the ballot. KFAI has extended an invitation to all of the candidates, and several have accepted the offer to be interviewed.
One of the candidates goes by the name Captain Jack Sparrow. He talked with KFAI’s Dale Connelly, who asked if the name connected with a fictional pirate is actually his legal name.

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Minneapolis will elect a new mayor this coming Fall.
This month on the Morning Blend we’ll bring you a conversation with a different mayoral candidate every day.
We have more than enough. Voters will see 35 names on the ballot in November.
Libertarian Candidate Christopher Clark came to KFAI to talk with host Mary Keating. She asked him why he wants to be Mayor of Minneapolis.

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Minneapolis will elect a new mayor this coming Fall.
Voters will have a wide range of choices, with 35 names appearing on the ballot.
KFAI has extended an invitation to all of the candidates, and several have accepted the offer to be interviewed.
One of them is Christopher Robin Zimmerman.

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Dan Cohen served on the city council for four years in the 1960’s. He has also been on the city’s charter and planning commissions – he’s still a member of the planning commission.
Among the candidates – Cohen has the largest amount of money to spend – the proceeds of a lawsuit he won against the Star Tribune when he was identified as a source for a political story after being promised anonymity.
Dan Cohen came to the KFAI studios and talked with Dale Connelly about the moment when he realized he wanted to run for mayor.

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This month on KFAI's Morning Blend we’re going to try to bring you a conversation with a different Minneapolis Mayoral candidate every day. 

We have more than enough.  Voters will see 35 names on the ballot in November. 

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Gregg Iverson describes himself as a retired MN DOT employee who has been in public service his entire life. He served in Viet Nam and taught school. He talked with KFAI’s Dale Connelly, who asked Iverson why he wants to be Mayor of Minneapolis.

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Jaymie Kelly has been in the news as a person whose home is in foreclosure, and she’s working with the Occupy Homes organization to try to hang on to her property in the Powderhorn neighborhood of Minneapolis. Recently, Occupy Homes sponsored a rally at Jaymie’s house to express support for her in defiance of JP Morgan Chase Bank, and to endorse the idea of a so-called “Eviction Free Zone” in south Minneapolis.
Kelly stopped by KFAI and talked to Cynthia Montana, who wanted to know why Kelly is running for mayor.

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