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

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

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.

Comments (1)

  1. Submitted by Robert Langford on 11/07/2012 - 11:58 am.

    Mayor Ryback

    I suspect it is about time for the Mayor to move his extensive knowledge, judgment and skills to a larger arena. Would anyone be surprised if he is given a large role in the next Obama administration? He has been a great Mayor for Minneapolis, an ardent supporter of the Obama administration, and a very skilled advocate for the interests of the middle class and urban residents. The surfing is just one of many abilities, but shows how he is able to take a bit of risk to have some fun. Bravo!

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