Days before DFL convention, no front-runner in mayoral race

Rebecca Harrington

BY CODY NELSON
 
Minneapolis DFLers will hold their convention on Saturday, but it's unclear if any of five major candidates will get an endorsement from the party.
 
Five Democrats, four of whom have City Council experience, are currently vying for the endorsement and will need 60 percent of the party's support to become its official choice.
 
"I think anybody who goes in claiming they know what's going to happen is going to be shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods," former city DFL chairman Brian Melendez told the Star Tribune.
 
A lone conservative, Cam Winton, will run as an independent and is the main challenger to the other five candidates in DFL-dominated political landscape.
 
If the party gives an official endorsement, MinnPost reports three DFLers are still committed to run without it.