It's been a turbulent year for the mayor of Minneapolis – and thanks to a bombshell report that hit on Wednesday, it may not be getting any easier for her.
Anonymous sources told City Pages that a half-dozen members of Mayor Betsy Hodges' reelection campaign quit recently.
This is the second round of eyebrow-raising departures from the campaign this year, the paper notes.
In a statement to the Star Tribune, Hodges' people acknowledged that some staffers have left, but added they are now "fully-staffed" with an "experienced team in place that will lead us to victory.”
GoMN has also reached out to the campaign for comment.
The mayor's recent struggles
Hodges has seen one public relations nightmare after another in 2017.
Before that, she was forced to defend her decision to go on a fundraising trip to Los Angeles in the aftermath of the Justine Damond shooting.
The situation was an ironic parallel to the ouster of Minneapolis Police Chief Janeé Harteau, who was forced to resign in July amid criticism that she didn't return to the city quickly enough from a personal vacation following Damond's death.
Additionally, Hodges was declared by the New York Observer the second worst mayor in America earlier this year, due in large part to the Nicollet Mall renovation (you can read more about the troubled – but almost complete – project by clicking here).