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Detroit poised to elect its first white mayor since 1974
Los Angeles Times ^ | November 3, 2013 | Alana Semuels

Posted on 11/03/2013 1:44:11 AM PDT by Vince Ferrer

DETROIT — The last time there was a white mayor of Detroit, the Vietnam War was just ending and the nation was getting used to a Supreme Court decision called Roe vs. Wade.

But now this city, which is in the midst of a trial to determine whether it is eligible for bankruptcy protection, is set to elect its first white mayor since 1974, Mike Duggan, and by an overwhelming margin. Recent polls show Duggan up by a nearly 2-1 margin over his opponent, Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon, in a city that is 82% African American.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: 1974; bennynapoleon; detroit; duggan; election; first; mayor; mikeduggan; napoleon; poised; white

1 posted on 11/03/2013 1:44:11 AM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Vince Ferrer

2 posted on 11/03/2013 1:45:00 AM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Vince Ferrer

In 2005 a mixed race man named Freman Hendrix ran against incumbent mayor Kwame Kilpatrick. During the course of that mayoral campaign the issue of Mr. Hendrix mixed race heritage came up along side skepticism that he wasn’t “Black enough” to run Detroit. One can look at that as being in regards to racial or cultural issues/background. Mr. Hendrix ultimately lost.

I’m going to go the pessimistic route and say Detroit isn’t going to see a white mayor for a long time.


3 posted on 11/03/2013 1:53:56 AM PDT by Antihero101607
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To: Vince Ferrer
Detroit Records 95 Fires Over 3-Day Halloween Period

Cops Buy Own Uniforms, Bullets, In Cash-Strapped Detroit

Detroit bankruptcy proposal would leave pensioners with 16 cents on the dollar

4 posted on 11/03/2013 1:55:23 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Vince Ferrer

A white mayor? Isn’t that somehow racist???

I wish him luck!


5 posted on 11/03/2013 1:55:48 AM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: Vince Ferrer

Not a single mention in the article of party affiliation of the candidates for Mayor.....

Is there even a Republican Party in Detriot...?


6 posted on 11/03/2013 1:57:03 AM PDT by Popman
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To: Vince Ferrer

Wow. What street was that? Duggan would have a lot of work cut out for him.


7 posted on 11/03/2013 1:57:22 AM PDT by OldNewYork (Biden '13. Impeach now.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
The Detroit Free Press has superb coverage of the city's fiscal,and other messes.

And guess what, it's URL is www.freep.com

8 posted on 11/03/2013 1:06:16 AM PST by ken5050 (Benghazi investigation update: "The plot thickens, like Hillary Clinton's ankles.." (longfellow")
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To: Popman

At the state level, there isn’t much difference between Democrat and Republican.

What Detroit needs is a CONSERVATIVE.


9 posted on 11/03/2013 1:11:29 AM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: Vince Ferrer

What magnificent architecture ! It makes you just sick to your stomach what has been lost. I’m glad the original owners didn’t live long enough to see their needless and willful destruction. :-(


10 posted on 11/03/2013 1:13:52 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: fatnotlazy

The prior White Mayor was Roman Gribbs, who is actually still alive. He was a semi-Conservative, law & order Democrat who tried to clean up the disastrous mess of his liberal predecessor, Jerome Cavanagh, but it was too late by then. This current guy running is no Roman Gribbs.


11 posted on 11/03/2013 1:16:47 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Popman

No, no Detroit GOP.


12 posted on 11/03/2013 1:17:30 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Vince Ferrer

Actually this is almost a stroke of genius.

Bring in a White Mayor now and you can blame HIM for the sins of the last 40 years...(L’s/D’s seemed to be able to blame the R’s for all the maladies of the country when they finally wond back Congress after 40 years).

Of course, in Detroit, like IL, the Mayor (GOV) is just a stepping stone to becoming a license plate manufacturer.


13 posted on 11/03/2013 1:18:25 AM PST by xrmusn (6/98 --All incumbents must go. Complete turn over, House & Senate is needed.)
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To: xrmusn

Gary, Indiana elected a White Mayor not too long ago (a Dem, of course, over a Black Republican). He wasn’t able to do anything and resigned early.


14 posted on 11/03/2013 1:21:09 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: cripplecreek

*Detroit Mayoral Courtesy Ping*


15 posted on 11/03/2013 1:22:13 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Vince Ferrer

In the bio on his campaign site, he refers repeatedly to “millage” (read tax-raising) programs that he got through.

I wonder if that euphemism will spread to other Democrat campaign verbiage.


16 posted on 11/03/2013 1:33:53 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: Vince Ferrer

Wow, does that pic say it all or what?

The fruits of progressivism... in plain, stark detail.


17 posted on 11/03/2013 1:33:58 AM PST by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: Vince Ferrer

Doesn’t matter what color the mayor is, if he’s yet another life-sucking liberal. Detoilet will still continue to rot.


18 posted on 11/03/2013 1:36:12 AM PST by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: Vince Ferrer

Maybe the blacks in Detroit are finally getting a clue.

But then, why anybody would want to be mayor of Detroit is a puzzle unless it’s to continue the graft.


19 posted on 11/03/2013 1:41:32 AM PST by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: OldNewYork
Amazing comparison images!!!

Detroit WAS a grand city. Now, it is a damned city. A white mayor will still face too many challenges to bring the city up from the sewer, (BTW I grew up there).
Unless officials do something very radical, the situation on the ground looks bleak.
The only way to start is to cut crime WAY down. If a person does not feel safe after crossing 8 Mile Road (hey, remember Eminem’s film, which sounds either like chocolate sweet or a rectal enema)? They're not going to be opening any businesses there.

20 posted on 11/03/2013 2:24:23 AM PST by Netz
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To: Vince Ferrer
Here they comes their white candidates.
21 posted on 11/03/2013 2:28:51 AM PST by cunning_fish
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To: Popman

He is a democrat. Black or white doesn’t matter.
He’s Red.


22 posted on 11/03/2013 3:17:21 AM PST by outofsalt ("If History teaches us anything it's that history rarely teaches us anything")
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To: Popman

“Is there even a Republican Party in Detriot...?”

The kind of people that typically vote Republican do not purposely destroy their own cities.


23 posted on 11/03/2013 3:18:45 AM PST by redfreedom
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To: Springman; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; madison10; ...
Make no mistake, Duggan is a sleazeball but it does indicate how much things are changing in Michigan and Detroit. The fact that he got close enough that they tried to cheat him out of it is a big deal but the fact that we have an SOS tough enough to prevent that cheating is even more important.

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24 posted on 11/03/2013 3:20:23 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Vince Ferrer
Cool houses, I'd like to have one, but not in Detroit.

Good luck to anyone wanting to run for mayor there.

I think I'm going to put in my 'Gran Torino' DVD...

25 posted on 11/03/2013 3:28:55 AM PST by real saxophonist (Rock, paper, scissors, GUN. I win.)
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To: Vince Ferrer

Too late now, unless he knows how to run a CAT D9 Bulldozer, and start over. The lib-dem unions and pol trash have ruined the city. The land isn’t even suitable for farming; it’s too polluted, compacted and ruined.


26 posted on 11/03/2013 3:30:02 AM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: Vince Ferrer

There is no more Detroit. Gone


27 posted on 11/03/2013 3:38:31 AM PST by FlyingEagle
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To: OldNewYork

That looks like Alfred between Woodward and Brush.
It’s where the Lumber Barons lived before the Auto industry took off.

I was an East sider for the first 38 years of my life. Now I’m a refugee in Fort Worth.


28 posted on 11/03/2013 3:41:15 AM PST by Mikey_1962 (Obama: The Affirmative Action President.)
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To: Antihero101607

I’m going to go the pessimistic route and say Detroit isn’t going to see a white mayor for a long time.

Just long enough to go bankrupt and blame it on the white guy.


29 posted on 11/03/2013 3:48:50 AM PST by Venturer (Keep Obama and you aint seen nothing yet.)
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To: JennysCool

Creepyass cracka to the rescue.


30 posted on 11/03/2013 3:52:33 AM PST by X-spurt (CRUZ missile - armed and ready.)
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To: Vince Ferrer

Does he have a bullseye shirt to go along with his new post? Meaning, we need a white guy in here to blame


31 posted on 11/03/2013 4:17:14 AM PST by ronnie raygun
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To: Vince Ferrer

I’m sure New Yorkers will revel in their election of a “white mayor” this week.


32 posted on 11/03/2013 4:25:07 AM PST by BlueStateRightist
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To: cripplecreek
Make no mistake, Duggan is a sleazeball

CC...

I am not a native, but I have been here quite a while but I wasn't aware of all the players on the county or local level. A conservative friend tells me Duggan was from the Ed McNamara camp which was maybe bad or worse than this Ficano carnival.

Please give me and other Freepers a mini-history lesson in the real down and gritty local Michigan politics. Thanks!

33 posted on 11/03/2013 4:41:53 AM PST by taildragger (The E-GOP won't know what hit them, The Party of Reagan is almost here, hang tight folks....)
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To: Venturer; cripplecreek
I’m going to go the pessimistic route and say Detroit isn’t going to see a white mayor for a long time. Just long enough to go bankrupt and blame it on the white guy.

Perhaps Cripplecreek can give you a quick briefing on how our Attorney General and Gov. post the last election cycle have cleaned up voting, even in Detroit. It looks like no ballot stuffing shenanigans this time...

34 posted on 11/03/2013 4:45:07 AM PST by taildragger (The E-GOP won't know what hit them, The Party of Reagan is almost here, hang tight folks....)
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To: real saxophonist

I hope someone will post that picture of Detroit and Hiroshima today versus 1945. It has the caption that continuous rule by Democrats does more damage than a direct nuclear blast.


35 posted on 11/03/2013 4:46:26 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: taildragger
I don't know a lot about Duggan other than the fact that he ran a write in campaign that basically consisted of "I haven't been indicted yet".

One thing he has going for him is the backing of big money like Penske and Ilitch who are middle of the road types who want business in Detroit.

LeDuff: The vote is in - incompetence wins by a landslide!

That issue has since been solved without federal interference but there have been indictments for vote fraud next door in Dearborn. We do have a "Must ask" ID law when voting. You don't have to show an ID but you do have to sign an affidavit that you know its a crime to vote illegally and signing the affidavit is an admission of guilt. Combined with new strict auditing, the ID law does seem to be working. Detroit is under a microscope with a new law that requires strict SOS oversight of areas that have a history of problem elections.
36 posted on 11/03/2013 5:06:10 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Vince Ferrer

Wise up, whitey. You’re getting stuck with the leftovers.


37 posted on 11/03/2013 5:06:17 AM PST by lafarge
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To: Vince Ferrer

he is just a white demoRAT then? They only vote RAT. Just like in memphis. They will vote a white RAT over a conservative Black Woman nearly 95% of the time. Only conservatives voted for her.


38 posted on 11/03/2013 5:12:43 AM PST by GailA (THOSE WHO DON'T KEEP PROMISES TO THE MILITARY, WON'T KEEP THEM TO U!)
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To: Popman

he is a write in candidate because the Dem party machine kicked out his petition .
he won the primary as a write in .

He is the retired former Ceo of the Detroit medical center .
He is a decent guy .


39 posted on 11/03/2013 5:24:32 AM PST by ncalburt ( Amnesty media out in full force ing)
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To: redfreedom
The kind of people that typically vote Republican do not purposely destroy their own cities.

So true...a lesson that never seems to enter into the libtards mind...

40 posted on 11/03/2013 5:33:04 AM PST by Popman
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To: Vince Ferrer

Of course. This way they can blame the Detroit mess on whitey.


41 posted on 11/03/2013 6:09:05 AM PST by Old Yeller (Obama: A dark spot in this country's history.)
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To: Vince Ferrer

LOL... “Porgy, Porgy, you’re a white man, you got to help us!”


42 posted on 11/03/2013 6:12:15 AM PST by Kenton
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To: Vince Ferrer

So Detroit is about to elect a white mayor. The city’s decline accelerated beginning in 1974, when Detroiters elected a red mayor.


43 posted on 11/03/2013 6:15:51 AM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: Antihero101607

Perhaps he just looks white but actually has the soul of a black criminal thug


44 posted on 11/03/2013 6:19:53 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Travon... Felony assault and battery hate crime)
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To: xrmusn

Bring in a White Mayor now and you can blame HIM for the sins of the last 40 years

**********
Exactly. Elect a fall guy to take on the role of scapegoat. Then its right back to progressivism.


45 posted on 11/03/2013 6:49:35 AM PST by Starboard
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To: cripplecreek; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ...

Well put.


46 posted on 11/03/2013 7:32:55 AM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: Vince Ferrer

Proof that democrats are an infection and not a party.


47 posted on 11/03/2013 9:50:28 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: Mikey_1962

Thanks for the insider’s explanation. What do you think Detroit would need to come back to even a shadow of itself?


48 posted on 11/03/2013 10:30:48 AM PST by OldNewYork (Biden '13. Impeach now.)
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To: OldNewYork

Is the tool insane...of course he is...he is a LIB/DIM.


49 posted on 11/03/2013 6:53:54 PM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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