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Minneapolis mayoral candidates mix it
up in bid to woo Somali votes

Minneapolis StarTribune, by Maya Rao

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Posted By:voxpopuli, 6/1/2013 11:23:34 AM

Minneapolis mayoral candidates described the city’s Somali immigrants as an important political force at a campaign forum Friday night, vowing to help them more easily open small businesses, smooth tensions between cops and cabdrivers in their community, and win positions in City Hall. (snip) Samuels described closing the education achievement gap between whites and nonwhites as his priority. He also noted his early advocacy of setting aside 32 percent of the construction jobs on the new Minnesota Vikings stadium for minorities

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THIRTY TWO PERCENT??!!
and THIS is Minnesota?!
anyone running care about any WHITE FOLKS still left in the city??
hello South Dakota..

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: mc squared, 6/1/2013 12:03:09 PM     (No. 9355480)

The ´Somali DFL caucus´?
Who knew?


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Reply 2 - Posted by: belwhatter, 6/1/2013 12:39:26 PM     (No. 9355549)

I just hope that the Somalis being romanced for their vote have become legal citizens.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Sanspeur, 6/1/2013 1:48:12 PM     (No. 9355625)

All the American voters left??.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: billa, 6/1/2013 6:31:02 PM     (No. 9355945)

One Equation: MN + Somali = muslim. Hope the women in Minneapolis are ready to give up all their rights, wear very large ugly tents and be raped constantly by their husbands, brothers and relatives.

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