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Former NDP MP Wasylycia-Leis to run for mayor again

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Former NDP MP and provincial cabinet minister Judy Wasylycia-Leis will run for mayor of Winnipeg this October, it was announced Sunday. 

Wasylycia-Leis posted on her twitter feed this morning that she will register her mayoral campaign at city hall this afternoon. She will talk to the media after that.

Wasylycia-Leis lost to current Mayor Sam Katz in 2011. Katz has not yet said whether he will seek re-election.

Other registered candidates for mayor are Coun. Paula Havixbeck, lawyer and former councillor Gord Steeves, lawyer Brian Bowman, university administrator Robert-Falcon Ouellette, funeral-home operator Mike Vogiatzakis and exotic-dancer booking-agent Michel Fillion.

The election will be held Oct. 22.

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Updated on Monday, June 2, 2014 at 12:24 AM CDT: Spelling error corrected

June 2, 2014 at 11:34 AM: Adds info from twitter.

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