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Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak puts re-election announcement on web

He's running again, says Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak in a videotaped announcement posted today on YouTube.

In the two-minute video, he announces he'll seek re-election to a third term in November and asks supporters to sign up as volunteers and contribute to the campaign through his website.

"Minneapolis will continue to thrive; we've done it before in tough times and we'll do it again," he says.

In the next few weeks, he promises to expand on four themes for his campaign: promoting safe neighborhoods; creating jobs; building great places and transit; and laying the groundwork for the next generation.

Last week, St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman announced that he, too, will seek re-election in November. Coleman did it the old fashioned way, at a press conference in front of 200 supporters.

Both mayors have been mentioned as potential candidates for governor.

As of 12:51 p.m. today, Rybak's YouTube announcement had 102 hits; two of those were mine.

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While Rybak may be a "nice guy" he's not a terribly effective mayor and certainly not one who is in good touch with what it's like to actually live in the city. All he does is cater to the wealthy types in the Southwest/Chain of Lakes area, with little consideration for the rest of us. He needs to figure out how to stop raising the property taxes and thereby putting old people out of their homes. All city programs should be evaluated for absolute necessity, and any others should be eliminated. STOP AGGRESSIVE CITY INSPECTORS!