2017 Twin Cities Mayoral Races
Minneapolis and St. Paul have mayoral elections on November 7 and early voting is already underway. A look at the candidates running for mayor and the main issues concerning voters this election.
Guest: David Schultz, Professor of Political Science at Hamline University and visiting faculty member at the University of Minnesota Law School
- Part 1 – 14:18
How does Ranked Choice Voting play into both city elections? For Minneapolis in particular, Schultz says the RCV method may benefit the incumbent, Mayor Betsy Hodges, despite criticisms over her handling of the police department.
- Part 2 – 12:17
How much will money influence the election outcome? In Minneapolis, candidate Tom Hoch has seen a surge in campaign contributions. In St. Paul, without an incumbent running, the race is up in the air but Schultz believes the two front runners are currently Melvin Carter III and Pat Harris.For more on David Schultz’s writings on politics go to: schultzstake.blogspot.com