The elections in Minneapolis proved an off night for officials who supported the city's deal on the Vikings stadium last year.
Most of the seven council members who voted yes back in May of 2012 fell short of either their re-election plans or attempts for higher office. And although the most vocal of the stadium opponents in the mayoral race, Dan Cohen, fell short of a top-3 finish in first choice votes, stadium opponents fared pretty well facing the voters for the first time since the stadium deal was cut.
Seven council members voted to support the deal, six opposed it. Here are their fates:
It makes last year's stadium victory, at least at first blush, look a little pyrrhic.
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