Two years ago, Lisa McDonald was feeling adrift. She had given up a shot to keep her Minneapolis City Council seat in order to run for mayor, an unsuccessful endeavor that left McDonald embittered. And she had renounced her political party, the DFL, for a flirtation with the Independence Party. She felt anxious to have a constituency again, but didn't know what office to seek. Meeting with a reporter one summer afternoon in 2003, she talked about running for the park board, or running again for City Council, or trying to... More >>>