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Diana Goes DFL

Many folks have told me they were surprised to hear that Mayor Diana Longrie sought a Resolution of Support and then the endorsement of the DFL Party in her campaign for reelection. This comment was often accompanied by curiosity about what she would say in an effort to woo party delegates.

To satisfy that curiousity, here are two video clips from Thursday's endorsing convention. Each candidate was given two minutes for a short speech, and then there were ten minutes of questions and answers.

First, here was Diana's two-minute pitch to the Democratic delegates:

Two of the randomly-drawn questions in the Q&A session aimed at the issue of the candidates' party involvement. The questions were, "When did you become a Democrat?" and "What involvement have you had with other political parties in the last ten years?" Here are Longrie's responses:

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