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Hofstede fourth Mpls. council incumbent to fall short on DFL delegate endorsement

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The times appear to be a-changing in the nitty gritty of Minneapolis politics. Minneapolis City Council incumbent Diane Hofstede withdrew from her DFL endorsement convention Saturday, the Star Tribune reports, making her the fourth sitting council member to go without the DFL nod in the last week.

Upstart City Council candidate Jacob Frey won the DFL endorsement for the 3rd Ward after Hofstede cited irregularities in the caucus process, the paper reports. Her ward covers much of the Mississippi riverfront, including parts of downtown and northeast Minneapolis. The Strib also says some 70 percent of the delegates were Frey supporters.

Hofstede, saying precincts had "problems communicating the process to people who wanted to be engaged," particularly members of the city's East African community, tells the paper she plans to continue on in the general election in November.

No one, the paper notes, filed any challenges against Frey's campaign.

Last weekend, Meg Tuthill, Robert Lilligren and Sandra Colvin Roy were denied their party's endorsement in ward conventions.

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