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General Election Night, November 8, 2005

Photos by Steve Share, Minneapolis Labor Review editor

See accompanying news story

8:30 p.m., Central Neighborhood
AFL-CIO endorsed Marie Hauser (left) looks at elections results for her campaign for Ward 8 City Council in Minneapolis. Elizabeth Glidden beat Hauser 59 percent to 41 percent.

Hauser gets a hug from a supporter .

9:30 p.m., Linden Hills Neighborhood
AFL-CIO endorsed Betsy Hodges (left), the winning Minneapolis City Council candidate in Ward 13, talks with supporters Dan McGrath (center) and Jeannette Rebar (right), political director for SEIU Local 26. Hodges outpolled Lisa McDonald, former Ward 10 City Council
Member, by 64 percent to 36 percent.

10:30 p.m., Holiday Inn Metrodome
Supporters of Peter McLaughlin, the AFL-CIO endorsed candidate for Mayor of Minneapolis, remained some time after McLaughlin's concession speech and talked quietly in small groups. Incumbent Mayor R.T. Rybak outpolled McLaughlin 61 percent to 37 percent: a magin of 17,391 votes.

McLaughlin (right) shares a laugh with Farheen Hakeem (left), Green Party candidate for Mayor who did not survive the Primary Election. Hakeem had been nearby at the KFAI radio studios, providing election night commentary, and stopped by the McLaughlin gathering.

McLaughlin (right) with supporters Tina Sanz, AFSCME Local 9 (left) and Brian Shekleton (center).

11:30 p.m., Uptown
Ralph Remington (right), AFL-CIO endorsed candidate for Ward 10 City Council, and campaign manager Lisa Miller (right) celebrated victory until past midnight with supporters. Remington beat Scott Persons 55 percent to 45 percent.

Remington (right) gets a high five from Ward 9 Council Member Gary Schiff, who dropped by the Remington celebration to offer congratulations. Schiff, also AFL-CIO endorsed, won reelection over Dave Bicking by 59 percent to 31 percent.

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