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35 candidates vie to be next Minneapolis mayor

November 5, 2013
Associated Press

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Voters in Minneapolis are getting ready to choose their next mayor from a crowded candidate field.

Tuesday is an odd-year Election Day in Minnesota, which mostly means city races. In addition, 76 school districts are asking for financial help from voters through either operating, building or capital project levies.

The most-watched contest has been the crowded race to succeed outgoing Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak, who decided against running for a fourth term. There are 35 candidates running to succeed him, and they all have a shot thanks to the process known as "ranked choice voting" that allows voters to back up to three candidates in order of preference.

St. Paul also has a mayor's race, but incumbent Chris Coleman is heavily favored to win a third term.



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