Friday, January 18, 2008

George Babbitt runs for mayor of Edina!

The Edina Sun-Current had an item this week about Scot Housh's decision to run for mayor of Edina:

"Watching [current Mayor] Jim [Hovland] as he's now decided to move into the congressional race made me start thinking about it," Housh said. "I felt the time was right for me to step forward and make a definitive statement."

Housh was first elected to a two-year term on the City Council in 2000. He was re-elected to four-year terms in 2002 and 2006.

An executive vice president with insurance broker Willis, Housh served on the Park Board before he was elected to the City Council.

In a "not so fast, Junior" statement, Mayor Hovland replied:

Hovland, who is seeking the DFL endorsement for the 3rd District, said he would drop out of the congressional race if he does not get the endorsement.

"If I didn't get the endorsement, I could still consider running for mayor," Hovland said.

You will remember, boys and girls, that Scotty has been a champion of every grand—or perhaps grandiose—real estate scheme to come down the pike since he was elected. One of the questions that ought to be asked of Scotty is how much insurance business he does arising out of all of the building activity occurring in Edina, both commercial and the in-fill residential activity.

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