Okay, given the prospects of a re-match in 2014, I think this is a good question to ask. There's the obvious incumbency bias in Winnipeg. But it's alos noteworthy to list one of the reasons she gave:
"She said that she simply “wasn’t prepared to counter the kind of attacks that Sam Katz made” against that pledge, including a robo-call campaign in which the mayor warned that seniors and “homeowners on the poverty bubble” would lose their homes because of the increase. (Since the election, Winnipeggers have seen new or increased frontage levies, garbage / recycling fees, sewer / water fees PLUS a 3.5% property tax increase.)" - Christian Cassidy
I found this staggering. You're running against a conservative pseudo-populist with a plan that includes raising taxes and yet have no idea how to counter "tax hikes will hurt you" rhetoric?!!
I was speaking to an NDP partisan a few months ago who claimed that Katz's attacks were unprecedentedly nasty. I don't buy it, especially given some of the anti-tax rhetoric that's been coming out of the Federal arena. With years of experience in federal politics, Judy should've been more than ready to counter Sammy's fiscal fantasy rhetoric.