One of the themes of Lisa Goodman's campaign this year is that Donald Trump is a bad man, and Lisa Goodman will protect you.
It's not a crazy message. There's an anti-Trump undercurrent running through many Minneapolis campaigns this year. But for arguably the second-most conservative member of the City Council, Goodman has used "Trump" as a way to distract from the real differences she has with her opponent, Janne Flisrand. (I won't go into those differences, but there's no denying Ward 7 has two very distinct choices this year.)
Another theme that's emerging: Lisa Goodman is clearly unaccustomed to the hassle of having to run for re-election. She hasn't had a serious challenger since first winning her seat in 1997. But she has built up a large campaign fund ($133,000 at the end of 2016), and acquired enough power to have convinced Senator Al Franken to endorse her just days before the DFL caucuses on April 4.
Friday, April 14, 2017
Thursday, March 30, 2017
|We have obtained this exclusive video.|
I have been shamelessly teasing a must-see video on Twitter. But there's a good reason: before we get to the video (do not skip ahead to the video), this story needs unpacking. It would be irresponsible to release this video without context.
Posted by John Edwards at 11:24 PM
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
|John Quincy disappears during Ward 11 candidate forum.|
There was a city council candidate forum down in Ward 11 last night. This is one of a handful of pivotal and competitive council races in Minneapolis this year (1, 3, 5, 7 and 11 - and if you think Barb can be beat, add Ward 4 to that list).
Posted by John Edwards at 7:07 AM
Thursday, March 23, 2017
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Posted by John Edwards at 10:28 AM