Jeff Wagner for Minneapolis mayor: Longshot candidate's crazy ad - KMSP-TV

Minneapolis mayoral candidate emerges from lake in bizarre campaign ad

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Jeff Wagner wants to be the next mayor of Minneapolis, and he's already made one campaign promise: He won't go to the strip clubs anymore.

Wagner published a campaign video on YouTube that's already getting national attention and has garnered over 340,000 views in less than a week. The ad open with a woman on the lakeshore asking, "You know what I want? A Minneapolis mayor that really represents the people."

Wagner conveniently emerges from the lake, wearing only a swimsuit and holding a coffee mug. His campaign pitch:

"Over $1 million is going to be spent to become the mayor of Minneapolis – a $100,000 a year job. You're not the ones that are deciding who you vote for – the media and the money is! I'm cool with making $100,000 a year. I will not take money from the developers, I will not take money from the political angle, I will not even go to the strip clubs anymore. Wake the f--- up!"

Watch the video at

Wagner knows he's a longshot, but has his sights set on one particular candidate in the field of 35.

"I just want to get more votes than Captain Jack Sparrow," he told Citypages. "Ranked choice voting is going to be a trip. If I have a shot at third or fourth place, I'm happy."

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