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Ward to be a real Danny-brook

Daniel Mac adds sizzle to election

Mac attack

Daniel McIntyre could be the scene of the city's closest council race. Here's who's on the ballot and how their campaigns are shaping up.

Keith Bellamy

He's NDP MP Pat Martin's constituency assistant and his campaign is being run by former provincial cabinet minister and area MLA Becky Barrett, a veteran of campaigns in the West End. He's been door knocking for months.

John Cardoso

A self-described centre-left candidate, Cardoso is counting on the support of the West End's strong Portuguese and Italian communities. He was active in the NDP in the past but says he would be an independent voice for the ward.

Cindy Gilroy-Price

The Liberal school trustee has already done a leaflet drop and has pledged to be a respectful and reasonable councillor who will work to change the tone at city hall. She is also emphasizing her lifelong roots in the community.

Harvey Smith

Coun. Smith's campaign is off to a slower start. It's being run by Smith's assistant, Joe Chan, who was punted off the ballot by the NDP during the last provincial election. Smith says he's got plenty of volunteers but fundraising has been trickier this year. Smith is hoping to have signs up later this week.

Lito Taruc

As the president of the Philippine Association of Manitoba and the host of a popular Tagalog radio show, Taruc is counting on siphoning away most of the Filipino vote and being the only right-of-centre name on the Daniel Mac ballot. He says he will not be an automatic Katz ally, though, and will vote for what's best for the ward.

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