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Mpls. Dems Adjourn Without Agreeing On Mayor Pick

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis’ Democratic convention has adjourned without any candidate getting the votes needed for the party’s endorsement for mayor in November.

Former Hennepin County Commissioner Mark Andrew took an early lead at Saturday’s convention but wasn’t able to get the 60 percent of votes needed for the party’s nod.

The pool of six candidates had been whittled down to Andrew and City Council member Betsy Hodges by late Saturday, when Hodges’ campaign told its delegates to leave for pizza it fed them outside. The move denied the auditorium the quorum it would need to endorse a candidate, so it adjourned.

The failure of any candidate to secure the DFL endorsement means all six candidates remain in the mayor’s race. No primary will precede the general election.

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