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Rice also met with Andrew at Elsie’s bowling alley in northeast Minneapolis when he first decided he would run for mayor, helping him draft a list of the influential people whose support he should seek out. While Rice has helped with fundraisers and been a supporter, he insists there are at least 15 other people more important than him on the Andrew team.
His reported influence, however, recently caught the attention of underdog mayoral candidate Cam Winton, who at a debate last week urged people to look into whether Rice was organizing “independent expenditures” on behalf of a candidate who he later clarified was Andrew.
Not true, said Rice.
“If I did one-eighth of what everybody says I do,” he said, “I’m really an amazing human being.”
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