Creative stock photo, blog post by John Hoff
It is being widely reported on Facebook forums that Barb Johnson, who represents Ward 4 on the Minneapolis City Council and is the council president, has won the all-important DFL nomination. Word is this happened on the first ballot.
Barb Johnson, who was widely expected to face no candidate at all in the race since Troy Parker didn't appear to be running, was facing a candidate named Kris Brogan who has no qualifications worth noting other than residency. A blog called The Brogan Files appears to have made an impact on the race, arguably reducing Brogan to a marginal candidate who didn't appear qualified to hold office. The authorship of the blog remains unknown.
It is unknown if Brogan will continue in the race despite the (reported) drubbing at the DFL convention or if she will wisely drop out. Given how effective The Brogan Files has been in the fate of this council race, JNS Blog believes we will see a continued "blogification" of city council races in the future.