So we finally know who commissioned that 'right-wing' poll about the Minneapolis mayoral race last fall

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Peter Callaghan Last fall, when some residents in Minneapolis received calls from a pollster asking about the 2017 mayoral election — amid a heated 2016 presidential campaign and before any candidates for mayor had actually declared — the city’s political circles quickly moved to guessing about who had paid for it.The callers conducting the survey had identified themselves as being with Standage Research from Colorado, but they also offered no information about the poll’s sponsor, though that didn’t stop Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges from speculating — based on some of the questions asked — that it was probably done by “conservative folks who are opposed to the progressive work I am leading at the city.”Not quite. As it turned out,...

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