Diane Hofstede claims council colleagues are hating because she supported Vikings stadium
|Hofstede's reelection is opposed by four of her colleagues, supported by three others.|
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Gary Schiff cited Hofstede's alleged unwillingness to return calls as one reason he's backing Frey. But Hofstede thinks the core reason Schiff and three other council members oppose her reelection boils down to her support for the Vikings stadium.
"These are four people who did not support the stadium, and I know this is politics," Hofstede said.Of course, one thing working against Hofstede's theory is that she was unpopular with her colleagues years before the Vikings stadium drama unfolded last spring.
Hofstede was part of the slim, seven-vote majority that last year approved using city sales tax dollars to subsidize the new stadium.
A Frey campaign press release announcing the endorsements made no mention of the stadium vote or of Hofstede.