CRZ is Christopher Robin Zimmerman

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10.7 18:29 
Guys the DFL convention could not have been SO bad as to justify this sudden surge in interest
5.11 12:17 
Three years ago, my time as candidate for mayor of Minneapolis ended and I posted this postmortem. It's not a BAD piece of writing but I do regret bashing light rail...I've come around on it since then. I'm still NOT planning to run again next year, but there's always a chance I'll get bored enough to try to collect 500 signatures...
18.10 13:52 
Interestingly, Facebook is now ready for you to endorse my mayoral run of 2016 #MPLS13
18.10 13:50 
Keep Minneapolis government out of the turkey business
(But also, keep turkeys out of my PP back yard, garage and a… RT
@i/web: If elected, would you pardon each and every turkey for all eternity?
17.10 21:39 
Or me...
Oh, shit, am I one of the turkeys? RT
@PPPRNews: Reason to question legitimacy of this poll: no turkeys. Turkeys polling at 90% in Prospect Park
9.9 21:05 
But WHY???
9.8 10:39 
Here's me and Gregg Iverson running for mayor of Minneapolis back in 2013.
We both look better these days!
5.11.15 11:02 
#tbt Facebook would like me to tell you that two years ago, Minneapolis held a mayoral election where I eventually finished 21st out of 35. Currently, I still don't plan on running again in 2017, but I DO still think the new stadium is an abomination and a crime against Minneapolis taxypayers (although WWE is bringing WrestleMania to it, I think, so through no fault of my own my big campaign promise will eventually come true)
19.8.15 17:37 
Apparently, somehow I brought WrestleMania to Minneapolis despite not getting elected mayor - you're welcome, @StubbleMag!
31.1.15 22:15 
Shout out to @StubbleMag for recognizing me out on 7th Street earlier tonight, extending my 15 minutes of Minneapolis fame
4.11.14 16:18 
@StubbleMag I No Longer Want To Be Your Mayor (But Vote No on 1)
11.7.14 01:36 
So condescending!

Keep it up and I WILL run again!
(Link to Star Tribune: Raise the filing bar for political hobbyists in Minneapolis)
20.5.14 14:53 
What will be cheaper in summer 2017: Super Bowl tickets or filing fee to run for mayor of Minneapolis?
3.1.14 21:44 
Email spammers blissfully unaware that my campaign ended two months ago with the traditional November Election Day
2.1.14 12:54 
@Lord_Gow 194 votes before elimination - just over 1000 overall (~400 #2 ranks, ~400 #3 ranks) - 21st of 35, but just ahead of Jeff Wagner!
31.12.13 12:01 
I think what I'll remember most about 2013 are those 100 days when I believed I was running for mayor of Minneapolis #MPLSmayor
15.11.13 17:52 
@OpenTwinCities Cool, you used my photo!
9.11.13 00:57 

--no, just kidding.

(Is he kidding?)
7.11.13 22:24 
It's official! After 33 rounds (hey, I lasted halfway!), Betsy Hodges and Mark Andrew were left - Hodges was declared the winner with 38,870 votes (48.95%) to Andrew's 24,972 votes (31.44%). Exhausted ballots were 15,573 (19.61%). So I needed juuuuuuust about 38,680 more votes - if you're gonna fall short, fall WAY short.
7.11.13 20:47 
@zackstephenson Sorry I'm late. Did you already figure it out? We were the only two declared Libertarians in the race
7.11.13 19:04 
The Charter Commission wasted no time putting forward a proposal to increase the filing fee for mayor from $20 to $500. I ALSO wasted no time taking to to complain about it. (Link to Unelected Charter Commission Unanimously Approves Recommendation to Increase Mayoral Filing Fee to $500)
7.11.13 17:27 
By 1 vote, James Everett pips @akbformpls in their 11th and final swap - she'll be eliminated in Round 25 and he in R26. #MPLSmayor
7.11.13 17:05 
Interesting (only to me?) thing about RCV counting is that Ms. Bennett & Mr. Everett have changed places 10 times so far #MPLSmayor
7.11.13 12:59 
@swirlspice I can't disagree there, but if you ran for months/year, why not wait until you're mathematically eliminated? For your supporters
7.11.13 12:44 
I officially finished 21st out of 35.

Also, the MN Libertarian Party may have excommunicated me. I'm not sure.
7.11.13 12:29 
When Clark is eliminated, check the "exhausted" pile gain to see how we probably split the (massive) libertarian vote #MPLSmayor
7.11.13 12:27 
Interestingly (?), I have passed the largest number of votes in any round - 54 to the "blessed" LP candidate #MPLSmayor #tlot
7.11.13 12:22 
TWO DAYS AFTER ELECTION DAY: Round 17 is complete and I have officially been eliminated. I'm the 20th runner-up. My 194 votes have been transferred to other candidates, where applicable. (If you voted for any of the 20 people above me #1 but ranked me #2 or #3, I never got your vote - you should switched us and kept me alive one more round!)

I always said my main goal was to not finish last, so in that respect I have succeeded beyond expecations. ;-)

Thanks to everybody for sharing this experience with me!
7.11.13 12:22 
The people have spoken, and they have resoundingly said: "Who ARE you?" #MPLSmayor
7.11.13 12:07 
RT @OkadaToru: Look out @CRZ, @votempls is coming for you next ;-) #mplsmayor
7.11.13 12:06 
Media availability in 10 minutes over by the coffee machine - look for the only guy standing there #MPLSmayor
7.11.13 11:55 
Let the record reflect that, by 5 votes, I will have lasted one more round than Mr. Wagner #MPLSmayor
7.11.13 10:45 
@jpreyno Why concede when you're still mathematically alive? What politician does that? (Well, besides Mark Andrew, I mean)
7.11.13 10:23 
If Don Samuels hasn't conceded yet, (1) it's an underreported story (2) he may be only "major" candidate to "get" RCV #MPLSmayor
6.11.13 23:41 
Up to Round 15 and I haven't been eliminated yet! I'm up to 192 official votes but only 4 votes ahead of Mr. Wagner. Mr. Baxter will be next eliminated (180) and then we'll see if it's him or me (or if I miraculously pass Mr. Clark (206) or Mr. Hanna (214)) - they may stop counting for the day at midnight, so I just might last one more night! (Link to "2013 Minneapolis Municipal Election Results: Mayor Ranked-choice Voting Tabulation Center Summary Statement")
6.11.13 18:58 
@pyry Now, now... it's Excel 2010 on XP. BULLETPROOF.
6.11.13 17:30 
@webster I shouldn't know more than the media does. (I'll bet you get that a lot)
6.11.13 17:07 
@votempls We'll root for more ties, then. :) Thanks!
6.11.13 16:53 
It's not a "too many candidates" problem, it's a "process needs improvement and refinement" problem; it'll continue to get better #MPLSmayor
6.11.13 16:45 
@votempls If Stroud and Workcuff stay tied after next round, do you flip a coin to determine elimination or eliminate 'em both?
6.11.13 16:14 
@BlakeKARE11 @CydGorman is a lady
6.11.13 15:30 
@d_c_jones @StribRoper Nobody tags @CRZ anymore when they tweet about him ;-)
6.11.13 12:51 
(Still waiting on Lileks' column mention)
6.11.13 12:48 
RT @StribRoper: One of the lesser-known of 35 mayoral candidates wrote up this list of regrets he has about his campaign
6.11.13 12:41 
@anton612 The spacing between candidates doesn't give any place for a "batch" elimination when you're only counting 1sts
6.11.13 12:41 
@anton612 Even though my math says only top 3 or 4 are mathematically viable, they may only be able to eliminate 1 candidate per round
6.11.13 12:39 
@anton612 The demonstration revealed that there is A LOT of manual cutting and pasting involved
5.11.13 22:53 
After the first round, I'm 21st, behind Hanna and Clark BUT ahead of Wagner! We'll see if my vote totals go up any more as they drop people off the bottom. I received 170 1sts, 435 2nds and 422 3rds - 1027 total. If I somehow received all of these votes without anybody ahead of me increasing THEIR total, I could get up to 8th. This is extremely unlikely. I sorted and formatted the results and posted 'em over on the board (, or you can create your own spreadsheet from the Secretary of State's page I linked earlier.
5.11.13 22:46 
I DID get 6 more #1 votes than @ModernRockTC, though, so perhaps NOT showing you MY nipples WAS the right choice #MPLSmayor (Cc: @citypages)
5.11.13 22:38 
Anyway, it looks like I can't possibly do better than 8th (probably won't even get close), so consider this my concession tweet. #MPLSmayor
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