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.