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MinnPost Social draws large crowd to discuss national political conventions

About 115 people joined MinnPost on Monday night at Modist Brewing in the North Loop to recap the political conventions with Washington correspondent Sam Brodey.

MinnPost's Washington correspondent Sam Brodey answering a question during Monday night's MinnPost Social.
MinnPost photo by Andrew Wallmeyer

More than 100 people gathered Monday night at Modist Brewing in Minneapolis’ North Loop to discuss the recent national political conventions with MinnPost’s Washington correspondent, Sam Brodey.

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Executive Editor Andrew Putz moderated the discussion, which touched on everything from weird political merchandise and ‘Bernie Bros’ to post-convention polls and why so many Minnesotans spoke at the DNC.

Brodey also offered a firsthand account of the conventions’ most dramatic moments: Sen. Ted Cruz getting shouted down at the Republican gathering and Khizr Khan brandishing a pocket-sized Constitution during his speech at the DNC

The conversation was a part of the MinnPost Social event series, sponsored by RBC Wealth Management, in which our journalists share their insights with the public in a casual atmosphere. The events are free for MinnPost members, $10 for nonmembers.

The next MinnPost Social will take place in late October. Its topic: the Nov. 8 election.

Andrew Putz and Sam Brodey
MinnPost photo by Andrew Wallmeyer
MinnPost Executive Editor Andrew Putz and Washington correspondent Sam Brodey during Monday night’s MinnPost Social at Modist Brewing.