Keith Ellison rescinds support for Diane Hofstede, now backing Jacob Frey
When Hofstede (left) lost the DFL endorsement to Frey (right), she also lost Keith Ellison's support.
One of this year's most interesting Minneapolis City Council races is shaping up in the 3rd Ward, where embattled incumbent Diane Hofstede faces a strong challenge from young lawyer Jacob Frey.
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In January, four of Hofstede's council colleagues came out in open opposition to her reelection. Hofstede responded with a press release listing some of her supporters, including three council members and Congressman Keith Ellison. But after Hofstede conceded the 3rd Ward's DFL endorsement to Frey earlier this month, Ellison apparently had second thoughts.
Eric Roper did some Google digging to uncover evidence of Ellison's flip-flop:
It appears Ellison has switched endorsement in Hofstede/Frey race - likely bc of DFL nod. Was backing Hofstede twitpic.com/cs8drm-- Eric Roper (@StribRoper) May 21, 2013
Here's the Google cache of when Ellison used to support Hofstede. Thanks, Google!twitpic.com/cs8e6a-- Eric Roper (@StribRoper) May 21, 2013
Despite not having the DFL's backing (or enjoying Ellison's support), Hofstede is proceeding with her reelection bid.
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