Mayoral candidate Stephanie Woodruff wears nothing but Saran Wrap [VIDEO]

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Say one thing about the wide-open Minneapolis mayor's race: We're seeing more nudity than we ever saw of R.T. Rybak.


The latest contender for Mayor of TMI is Stephanie Woodruff, who released a campaign video in which she appears to be wearing Saran Wrap and nothing else.

She says that it's a statement about her dedication to transparency. Seems more like a desperate ploy for attention in a crowded field.

But that's not all. There's also an amazing techno soundtrack, and a crazy special effects wind tunnel at the end that blows a few dollar bills across the table. Make it rain!

Here's the video:

Stephanie Woodruff for Mayor of MPLS (Sm) from Dena Wetzel on Vimeo.

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denawetzel
denawetzel

Many voters just started paying attention to this race on Sunday or Monday. It would have been bad strategy to release the now infamous Saran Wrap video any earlier. We shot two videos for Stephanie Woodruff's campaign; we wanted them to be playful and show another side of Stephanie so voters might be intrigued enough to learn more about her. She raised $8000 to fund her campaign, in contrast to Andrew, Hodges, Cohen and Winton, who raised between $100,000 - $420,000, each. Given budget constraints, creating something that had a chance of going viral became our, "Hail Mary." I'd say we completed one hell of a pass. Whether or not Stephanie will be standing in the end zone when the clock runs out today, remains to be seen.

My biggest disappointment is that the second video was eclipsed by the Saran Wrap one, even though it's way better. In "William Jefferson Woodruff," we spoof Bill Clinton's 1992 saxophone performance on Arsenio Hall. Stephanie rocked it.

Candid Woody in a rare performance.

orangevening11
orangevening11

Nice try Stephanie Wooddruff. Should of put this out earlier, now it just smells of desperation. And Jacob Fine- I respect your dad's campaign. I won't vote for him though because of his position on streetcars.  

Daniel McClanahan
Daniel McClanahan

Its not nudity, the plastic wrap is so thick in the areas it should be you can't see through.

debpias
debpias

I don't know anything about this woman, what she stands for, yada yada (don't worry, I'm not voting), but I think this is pretty neat. It's clever, and shows that she has a sense of humor. 

Jacob Fine
Jacob Fine

TOMORROW is ELECTION DAY Minneapolis, and its time to STAND UP FOR CHANGE. There is one candidate who may have more lawn signs support than almost anyone, except the news media has decided to totally shut him out of coverage because he has chosen to rely on grassroots support and spend his time door knocking talking to residents about what is important to them rather than raising huge sums of money on a flashy campaign. He is my dad - and I can give you a laundry list of reasons why he is by far the best and most qualified candidate (and I will). But more important than any of that, he represents taking money out of politics. And I am asking you to share this and tell your friends, family and co-workers to go out and vote for him. If you don't, I'll basically never forgive you. You see, what’s amazed me most about his campaign, is that he’s done it on a budget that represents a mere fraction of other candidates, some of whom have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars. In fact, I’m pretty sure that some of those candidates have spent more in a single day than he has on his entire campaign. He has not sought extra cash through Political Action Committees (known as PACs) which the other big name candidates have accepted money from as a means of bypassing $500 individual campaign contribution limits. And unlike some other candidates he is not holding fundraisers in other states and far-out suburbs. He doesn’t have a large staff of highly paid professionals that we all know are really just jockeying for a seat at the table when all is said and done. His sole paid staff member? His campaign manager – Rachel Engh – a recent graduate from the Humphrey Institute that he used to coach in softball. When someone wants a lawn sign, my brother shows up and hammers it in. Then he shows up a week later to make sure it hasn’t blown over. My dad actually spends most of his time on the campaign trail out door knocking across the city, dropping his own campaign literature, and talking to residents about their concerns. Maybe he’s already stopped by your house. Beyond that, the campaign relies on volunteers - city residents who know his record and believe in him. That’s because he has chosen not to court special interest groups and big business for endorsements and large campaign contributions. I know how damaging money can be to local politics. I live in New York City - where candidates for city office routinely meet with leaders of special interests, big business and community groups to seek endorsements and contributions in exchange for taking certain positions. It’s something we refer to as “transactional politics” - and it has no place in Minneapolis. If you want to know what my dad stands for, you can look at his more than 30 years of service to the city of Minneapolis. His involvement in civil rights causes since he went to college in the 1960’s, 18 years as a Minneapolis Civil Rights Commissioner (the longest in city history), and record as Park Commissioner of fighting for projects that would benefit parts of the city outside of his district says he will be an advocate for under-served parts of Minneapolis. If you want to know more, I'm sure I can find you a clip of him recently on MPR talking about huge imbalance of minorities behind bars in Minnesota for marijuana-related offenses. His 16-year record as Park Commissioner of creating substantial cost savings to keep taxes low and redirect funds to better benefit city residents says he will follow through with his pledge to lower Minneapolis’ constantly rising property taxes by 5%. And his 16 years on the city’s financial control board tells us he understands city finances more intimately than anyone. His 39 consecutive years of neighborhood involvement coaching youth sports tells us something about his commitment to communities and kids. The fact that his grandson represents a fifth generation of our family in Minneapolis Public Schools, who originally moved to the city as immigrants, tells us he understands the importance of public education. His experience as a successful real estate developer tells us he knows how to deal with businesses to bring in jobs and continue restoring the city’s economy. As a board member of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and Children's Theater you know he will be an advocate of the arts. And the fact that he is the only candidate to have ever won a city-wide election, and that he has done so without being endorsed by the city’s major newspaper or a major political party, says he can win. Yet despite his strong grassroots support (evident by all the lawn signs) and his long record of serving the city, he seems to get less press coverage than candidates who dress up in Halloween costumes and make a joke of the issues facing the city. His decision to run for mayor and give up his endorsement for Park Board by the DFL (the first time they have endorsed him since the 1970’s), was a big deal. He has everything to lose. My dad is passionate about the city’s park system and is proud of the fact that he has been able to help lead it to recently being ranked first in the nation. Giving up that role of continuing to help steward the park system - as he has done for the past 16 years - in order to run for mayor was a painful choice. But it was a decision he made because he and his army of grassroots supporters believe the city needs real leadership. Not the kind of leadership money can buy.

sosmpls
sosmpls

She referred to "the Great Paul Wellstone." I wouldn't vote for her if she was the only one on the ballot!  Cam Winton Rocks!!!!!   Vote for him.

CRZ.
CRZ.

@debpias You should vote!


(Specifically, you should vote for me.)

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