Mark Andrew criticized for misleading mailer, mysterious Hodges-attacking Twitter account
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Andrew is taking heat for distributing an intentionally misleading mailer and for possibly being involved with a mysterious Twitter account that does little besides attack Betsy Hodges. Hodges received the Star Tribune's endorsement over the weekend and seems to be the biggest threat to Andrew's bid to succeed R.T. Rybak.
Regarding the font controversy, one of Andrew's mailers uses bold type strategically to misleadingly suggest he received the DFL endorsement. Check it out:
Around the same time that story was being discussed on social media last night, another similarly unflattering-for-Andrew one emerged. Tony Webster, a close observer of Minneapolis politics, pointed out that Andrew's spokesperson (Marion Greene) and one of his campaign activists (Kendal Killian) were the first to follow @Mpls4ever, a mysterious Twitter account attributed to "Walter Black" that has done nothing but defend Andrew and attack Hodges during the course of its handful of tweets:
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