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Mayor Rybak joins his mother in a crowd-surf after Obama win

The mayor is known for diving into the crowd, but his mother, Lorraine, beat him to the dive on Tuesday night.

Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak's mom, Lorraine, surfing the crowd at the DFL election party.
MinnPost photo by Bill Kelley

When President Obama’s re-election was announced Tuesday night at the DFL election party in St. Paul, Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak’s mom, Lorraine, jumped off the stage for a celebratory crowd-surf.

KARE-TV news has video of the action in the ballroom at the Crowne Plaza.

Rybak,  an early Obama backer, is known for his stage and crowd-surfing theatrics, and he soon followed his mom into the arms of the happy crowd.

Rybak and mom crowd-surfing
MinnPost photo by Bill KelleyMayor R.T. Rybak joins his mother surfing the crowd.