City Council candidate Lisa Bender's campaign headquarters is really tacky [PHOTO]

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Aaron Rupar
Lisa Bender should reimburse the residents who have to live in this even-uglier-than-it-was-before building for putting them through this.
I was walking home from work Friday afternoon near the intersection of Franklin and Lyndale avenues when... what the hell?

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Plastered on an apartment building owned by my landlord (The Apartment Shop) were approximately a million "Lisa Bender for Minneapolis City Council" signs that weren't there earlier that day. Check it out for yourself in the photo above.

Reached for comment over the weekend, Bender, the DFL-endorsed candidate for the Ward 10 council seat currently held by Meg Tuthill, confirmed that a ground-level office space in the building is her new campaign headquarters.

That's all well and good, but how about exercising a little bit of taste? After all, some unfortunate souls have to live inside that tacky-looking monstrosity!

-- Follow Aaron Rupar on Twitter at @atrupar. Got a tip? Drop him a line at arupar@citypages.com.

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kurt124
kurt124 topcommenter

Great, another liberal progressive who has never had a job other than government, Studied government ,Union endorsed, big spending, DFL who thinks all anyone cares about is the "environment".    Wake up Mpls ward 10, your city is shrinking because of these huge spending governmentcrats!    Rent and Property taxes are becoming unaffordable to the average main street person.   Because of big spending that just hurt who these progressives say they want to "help."  


wonderpigeon
wonderpigeon

It's far less tacky than the 29 yard signs Meg Tutthill put on her own front lawn in the days leading up to the Ward 10 convention in April.

sosmpls
sosmpls

Anyone is better than Tuthill.  A conservative would be nice  (otherwise, quit complaining about your rent!) but since that will never happen in Liberal Lakes, this gal will do.

ericdweiss
ericdweiss

Does this belong in City Pages or a high school Burn Book a la Mean Girls?!? Real tacky is saying you'll abide by the DFL nomination process and then going back on your word (no matter how Tuthill tried to spin it).

Joe Duggan
Joe Duggan

"kiss my shiny red sign" -Bender

lori186
lori186

It will be for a limited amount of time. 

And most people who use the word "tacky" to describe something are very tacky. 

Megan Demorest
Megan Demorest

LOL I lived in that building for 2 years! And yes, it is hideous. 

Jessica Nadeau
Jessica Nadeau

I think the fact that the City Pages is posting this article is incredibly tacky.

Trevor Ludwig
Trevor Ludwig

and City Pages headquarters is the definition of classy?

Jes2
Jes2

This article is tacky/pointless/ill informed. Nice "journalism" yet again.

Misty Garrick Miller
Misty Garrick Miller

The signs are pretty tasteful as far as election signage and they're not neon colored or anything. So, who cares?

Rondo
Rondo

This post defines pointlessness. 

Anon
Anon

Have you seen Tuthill's headquarters?  It is just as bad if not worse.

yourmomshot
yourmomshot

yeah, and when are we going to do something about airplane food? it's like, one little bag of peanuts? are you kidding me? 

akendhammer
akendhammer

She should really get more creative with her campaign.  My suggestion- team up with Surly for a limited release beer, the Surly Lisa Bender.  

MNjoe
MNjoe topcommenter

That site was also the main office for MyMinneapolis Apartments, Uptown Properties (UPI) and all the other business names that slumlord Spiros Zorbalas used over the years.

wonderpigeon
wonderpigeon

Not to mention, less tacky than saying you'll withdraw from the race if you don't get the DFL nomination, and then refusing to do so when you don't get the DFL nomination (also Tutthill - she's a classy gal).

sosmpls
sosmpls

@Anon It's not the headquarters, it's how she tried to get rid of sidewalk cafes, noise, fun, and free enterprise in Uptown.  She's the worst!

MNjoe
MNjoe topcommenter

That said, she's a big advocate for biking in MPLS and will likely get my vote.

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