5 debates in 3 weeks for Minneapolis mayoral candidates
The candidates for mayor of Minneapolis will be seeing a lot of each other over the next three weeks. They have five debates scheduled before Minneapolis DFLers try to decide which of them to endorse on June 15. Because of the proximity to the party's convention, most of the forums include only the DFL candidates.
from left to right: Mark Andrew, Betsy Hodges, Gary Schiff, Jackie Cherryhomes and Don Samuels
May 29 (tonight) -- 7:30 p.m.
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May 31 -- 6 p.m.
Safari Restaurant and Event Center
Sponsored by the DFL Somali Caucus
June 6 -- 6 p.m.
A forum focused on addressing "racial inequities" in the city
June 11 -- noon
Minnesota Public Radio -- 91.1 FM, online at mprnews.org
A live radio debate with the leading DFL candidates
June 12 -- TBA
The Minneapolis Downtown Council is planning a debate, exact time and location TBA.
UPDATE: The Minneapolis Downtown Council had been planning a debate for June 12, but rescheduled it for July 9. The 6:30 p.m. event will be held at the New Century Theater.