Why the heavy emphasis by the Obama campaign on mayoral surrogates? “It can be argued that mayors represent the last functioning form of government in the country,” Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak tells TPM. “Maybe I’m putting that too strongly. But mayors have a lot of credibility these days that you don’t find in Congress.” Evan McMorris-Santoro reports.
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