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Detroit mayor stages come-from-behind win in re-election
ap ^ | 11-9-05 | David Runk

Posted on 11/09/2005 8:07:04 AM PST by Dan from Michigan

Detroit mayor stages come-from-behind win in re-election 11/9/2005, 10:29 a.m. ET By DAVID RUNK The Associated Press

DETROIT (AP) — Voters gave Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick the second chance he asked for in a come-from-behind victory, although he said he recognized that his tough re-election bid sent many supporters fleeing.

The charismatic 35-year-old credited the support of those who remained loyal — religious leaders, campaign volunteers and family — as he gave thanks to God in an early morning speech Wednesday.

(Excerpt) Read more at mlive.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Michigan
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1 posted on 11/09/2005 8:07:05 AM PST by Dan from Michigan
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To: Dan from Michigan

Unnngh.


2 posted on 11/09/2005 8:08:37 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Dan from Michigan

Detroit will be more dangerous than the worst parts of Iraq in a year.


3 posted on 11/09/2005 8:09:45 AM PST by Phantom Lord (Fall on to your knees for the Phantom Lord)
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To: Dan from Michigan

What the hell is a Kwame Kilpatrick?


4 posted on 11/09/2005 8:10:01 AM PST by FearlessFreep (Sometimes I think I am educated beyond my intelligence.)
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To: Dan from Michigan; windcliff

This thread title is a little "suggestive".


5 posted on 11/09/2005 8:10:04 AM PST by I Drive Too Fast
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To: Dan from Michigan

Detroit seems to like being in such bad shape....I guess what pushed Kwame over the top was taking off the earrings.


6 posted on 11/09/2005 8:10:24 AM PST by Txsleuth (I am the real TXSLEUTH...please freepmail me if you doubt it.)
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To: I Drive Too Fast

Wasn't my title, but Detroit's in for another collective screwing.


7 posted on 11/09/2005 8:11:01 AM PST by Dan from Michigan ("I got a shotgun and a rifle and a four wheel drive and a country boy can survive")
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To: Dan from Michigan
Detroit is being systematically depopulated under the democrat party Stalinist regime. Vast areas of the city are reverting to wasteland and fields as the human population and business flees the corrupt democrat party.


8 posted on 11/09/2005 8:11:27 AM PST by FormerACLUmember
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To: Dan from Michigan

"come from behind " win? Was the GAY VOTE that important?.......


9 posted on 11/09/2005 8:11:47 AM PST by Red Badger (Whatever happened to formulas 1 through 408?.........)
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To: Dan from Michigan
Detroit mayor stages come-from-behind win in re-election

As in last minute votes came from behind the curtain...

10 posted on 11/09/2005 8:12:41 AM PST by Diddle E. Squat
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To: Dan from Michigan
Yesterday was a cluster-screw on every front, save Ohio....

I see there's a headline on the Detroit Free Press saying that 33% of Detroiters want to leave.

Are we allowed to even link to the Free Press? If so, here's the article:
Poll finds 33% of Detroiters want to leave

11 posted on 11/09/2005 8:14:46 AM PST by Yossarian (The media is now simply running a 24/7 soap opera with Dubya cast as the arch villain.)
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To: Dan from Michigan

Detroit is "stuck on Stupid".


12 posted on 11/09/2005 8:16:21 AM PST by Mike Darancette (Mesocons for Rice '08)
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To: Yossarian

This should be a wake up call to all who love America.


13 posted on 11/09/2005 8:16:50 AM PST by OKIEDOC (There's nothing like hearing someone say thank you for your help.)
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To: martin_fierro

As I've said in the past, with Detroit's notorious voter fraud, it isn't important who excites the voters - it only matters who controls the vote cheating apparatus.....


14 posted on 11/09/2005 8:17:21 AM PST by Yossarian (The media is now simply running a 24/7 soap opera with Dubya cast as the arch villain.)
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To: Dan from Michigan

According to FOX news there was quite a bit of hand counting going on.


15 posted on 11/09/2005 8:17:38 AM PST by cripplecreek (Never a minigun handy when you need one.)
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To: Diddle E. Squat

I would have thought that all of the mayoral candidates would have waited until the last minute to turn in a few ballot boxes at 3:00 am, then head over to Denny's.

I guess that only the incumbent controlled the vote counting process, or else his opposition is too incompetent to steal an election. If you can't steal an election, how will he ever pillage a city budget?

Counting the votes. Just another benefit of being the mayor.


16 posted on 11/09/2005 8:21:51 AM PST by texas booster (Bless the legal immigrants!)
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To: Dan from Michigan

Marion Barry Syndrome strikes Motown.


17 posted on 11/09/2005 8:22:24 AM PST by Yo-Yo
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To: FormerACLUmember
Vast areas of the city are reverting to wasteland and fields as the human population and business flees the corrupt democrat party.
A lot of that is due to federal enviornmental laws. The way CERCLA stands, a new property owner stands to inherit the responsibility for cleaning up anything and everything found by any further examination of a site. Therefore, it makes more sense to just locate in a greenfield.

-Eric

18 posted on 11/09/2005 8:26:09 AM PST by E Rocc
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To: Dan from Michigan
Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick

Is this the Black Irish I've been hearing about? Is Mayor Kilpatrick related to Donovan McNabb?

19 posted on 11/09/2005 8:26:34 AM PST by BostonianRightist (Justice: A Dish Best Served Swiftly)
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To: texas booster

Last night, the local detroit tv stations said there was a "technical glitch" that prevented all the votes from being counted. The geniouses in Detroit decided to move the ballots to Detroit city hall to count them by hand. Considering the controversy with Jackie Curry's "ambassadors" and the feds looking into the extremely high absentee vote, it looks like the election could have been stolen. It doesn't matter, the sheeple of Detroit will take it all in stride. Kwame is already back to his old self, talking like he's from the ghetto again. I'd expect to see him start wearing the earring again soon. What a disgrace.


20 posted on 11/09/2005 8:30:55 AM PST by PilloryHillary (Government is the only enterprise in the world which expands in size when its failures increase.)
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To: Dan from Michigan

WHAT A GREAT DAY FOR THE CITIZENS OF DETROIT!!!! Oh my when will they ever learn.


21 posted on 11/09/2005 8:33:34 AM PST by KenmcG414
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To: Dan from Michigan

I wonder how this factors in in defeating Grandstander next year, not sure it is a good sign.


22 posted on 11/09/2005 8:34:42 AM PST by quantim (Just be glad Detroit is not in a hurricane zone.)
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To: Yossarian

"Yesterday was a cluster-screw on every front, save Ohio...."

ATTENTION GOPers..... those of you who did not vote yesterday...shame on you all. To not cast your votes and let 'Rat influence drag this country down the toilet is pathetic... We will not take back this country if you don't at least vote on election day.


23 posted on 11/09/2005 8:36:12 AM PST by tflabo (Take authority that's ours)
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To: Dan from Michigan

And one more time.........the dead voters pull it off for the Dims.........worse than Milwaukee.


24 posted on 11/09/2005 8:43:04 AM PST by newcthem (And Atlas Shrugged.)
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To: FormerACLUmember

I posted this last night in reference to NJ, but I think it is even more applicable here.

The line "they're animals, so let them lose their souls" comes to mind at a moment like this.


25 posted on 11/09/2005 8:53:39 AM PST by Nazarene (Keep on coming, I'll keep reloading!!)
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To: Yossarian
If so, here's the article: Poll finds 33% of Detroiters want to leave

Great. More sprawl.

If they all come out to my area, I hope they don't bring Detroit politics out here and mess everything up.

26 posted on 11/09/2005 8:58:19 AM PST by Dan from Michigan ("I got a shotgun and a rifle and a four wheel drive and a country boy can survive")
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To: Dan from Michigan

Well 49% of Detroit voters cast ballots against the current corruption, so its quite likely that many of those who leave will come from that crowd.


27 posted on 11/09/2005 9:22:13 AM PST by Diddle E. Squat
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To: Diddle E. Squat

They're still democrats. (Hendrix was a dem too, just more competent than Kwame)


28 posted on 11/09/2005 9:36:01 AM PST by Dan from Michigan ("I got a shotgun and a rifle and a four wheel drive and a country boy can survive")
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To: FormerACLUmember
ast areas of the city are reverting to wasteland and fields as the human population and business flees the corrupt democrat party.

Yeah, but it makes such a good backdrop for dystopic scifi flicks.

29 posted on 11/09/2005 10:03:32 AM PST by zeugma (Warning: Self-referential object does not reference itself.)
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To: Dan from Michigan

Being that anyone who lives in Detroit and HAS A JOB works for Mayor Kilpatrick, why should we be surprised?


30 posted on 11/09/2005 10:04:50 AM PST by Clemenza (In League with the Freemasons, The Bilderbergers, and the Learned Elders of Zion)
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To: Dan from Michigan
See America's Ancient Ruins: Detroit

Seriously, can't the Feds come in and turn it into a National Historic Park? I would love to see River Rouge (out of the City Limits, I know) turned into a National Monument myself.

31 posted on 11/09/2005 10:06:19 AM PST by Clemenza (In League with the Freemasons, The Bilderbergers, and the Learned Elders of Zion)
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To: BostonianRightist

No, I think he's related to Shaquille O'Neal.


32 posted on 11/09/2005 10:08:24 AM PST by Clemenza (In League with the Freemasons, The Bilderbergers, and the Learned Elders of Zion)
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To: Dan from Michigan
Early returns had shown Hendrix with a 12-point lead, in line with some pre-election polls.

That was before the Necro-American precincts reported in.

33 posted on 11/09/2005 12:51:11 PM PST by steve-b (A desire not to butt into other people's business is eighty percent of all human wisdom)
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To: Yossarian
Sounds like you are a former listener of the Late Mark Scott.

For you non-Michiganders, The FBI is all over this election and the head election official was beaten and was in court (all over local Detroit TV).

By the looks of it, she may end up in the bigga-house.....

BY the way, the Reelected Mayor is in for a rough road, they are so broke receivership is an option with the state taking over.

The bad news is Gov. J. Grandholm would appoint a crony liberal lackee and status quo nothing would continue to be done.

34 posted on 11/09/2005 4:17:23 PM PST by taildragger
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To: taildragger
Kwame helped get the ship sinking so maybe it's only fitting that he'll be running the ship when it soon goes under.
35 posted on 11/09/2005 8:35:57 PM PST by motorcity70
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To: Dan from Michigan

I live in Detroit. While I voted for Hendrix, I'm not that upset at Kwame's win. His personal issues aside, Detroit looks better than it ever has in my lifetime. Belle Isle has been immaculate for the past three years and I've never seen so much construction downtown. In the middle of an awful local economy, we have two office towers and two hotel projects going on. (Not including the casinos.) Almost every abandoned building downtown has been rehabbed, being rehabbed or will be in the next two years. The city issued over 1000 new house permits this year. They'll issue 1000 more next year and the year after that. A lot of that was the fruit of Archer's labor, of course. But Kwame willed the Riverfront Conservancy to action and raised almost $100 million in private donations to reclaim the riverfront.

I don't want to sound pro-Kwame because the man really is a creep. But by and large he got things done amid a terrible local economy and a half-wit city counsel.


36 posted on 11/09/2005 8:52:15 PM PST by ItsJeff
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