Mischke abandons campaign

St. Paul City Council candidate Gerald Mischke is dropping out of the race. The political neophyte was attempting to oust Ward Three incumbent Pat Harris. In a statement issued today Mischke announced that he will no longer actively campaign for the post. He cited the unstable situation at the Star Tribune, where Mischke works as an ad designer, as a contributing factor in the decision.

"I knew that I was attempting a very difficult thing by running at this time," he says in the statement. "I would however like to stay involved in local progressive politics in some capacity."

Mischke will remain on the ballot in November.

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