by Garrett Frisk
Today, the Minneapolis DFL held its endorsement caucus for the 6th and 8th city council wards. The 6th ward caucus pitted incumbent Jamal Osman against challengers Kayseh Magan and Tiger Worku; Abdirizak Bihi was also in the race, but dropped out a few days before the caucus. However, the caucus was postponed because the DFL's Somali interpreter never showed up. In the 8th ward, the DFL bucked Andrea Jenkins, the incumbent president of the Minneapolis City Council; they instead chose to endorse her challenger, policy advocate Soren Stevenson. Stevenson received 202 delegate votes to 88 for Jenkins, while 9 returned a blank ballot. 180 votes, or 60%, were required to win the endorsement. Jenkins said earlier in the convention that she would not drop out of the race if she lost the DFL endorsement.
This story was updated to include the candidates for ward 6.