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Thursday, August 11, 2022

Kevin Klein is likely to run for Winnipeg mayor, taking the total of candidates to 13

Kevin Klein is expected to run for mayor of Winnipeg, upping the total of candidates to 13

Key Takeaways:

  • Kevin Klein, a councilman from Charleswood, Tuxedo, and Westwood, declared that he would be running for mayor to our sources.

A current councilor announced he would enter the race for mayor, bringing the total to 13 candidates.

Kevin Klein, a councilman from Charleswood, Tuxedo, and Westwood, announced his intention to run for mayor to CTV News.

A Probe Research study of 622 persons found that 44% of respondents supported former mayor Glen Murray.

Following this is Coun. Scott Gillingham (16%) and former Liberal MP Robert-Falcon Ouellette (13%) are within the poll’s margin of error.

The poll also examined hypothetical contenders like Klein and the level of support they would garner.

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It was discovered that 36% of voters who made up their minds would consider Klein for mayor.

“I was personally touched when I watched that. However, I’ll admit that saying Winnipeg wants change excited me, “Klein stated.

According to University of Minnesota political science professor Royce Koop, Klein might make the election even more fascinating.

According to Koop, he could be a key candidate, but it’s difficult to predict how he’ll influence the election at this juncture.

He pointed out that Murray is currently in the lead, probably due to his name recognition. Still, he anticipates things to become more competitive as the city approaches election day.

“There will be increased media coverage, candidate announcements, and scrutiny.”

Even though it’s still early, Murray says he’s pleased by the statistics.

“We’re doing okay, in my opinion. God bless Winnipeggers, they are generally quite supportive, but you always have to think about next week, “Murray stated.

Kevin Klein is expected to run for mayor of Winnipeg, upping the total of candidates to 13
Kevin Klein is expected to run for mayor of Winnipeg, upping the total of candidates to 13. Image from CBC News

Gillingham and Ouellette are aware that there is still a lot of racing to be done.

“Even though the campaign is just halfway finished, there are still more than 90 days till election day. Summer is in full swing, so I’m not worried, “Gillingham stated.

‘If you want to be honest, the campaign truly starts in September,’ said Ouellette. ‘People will start thinking about their true honest choices when we think about September.

Between July 14 and July 15, The Probe Research conducted the survey online. The probe stated that no margin of error could be determined because the survey was conducted online but that a random, representative, non-convenience sampling of 622 adults might have a margin of error of 4.0 percentage points, 19 out of 20 times.

Source: CTV News

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