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Running for Nothing?

Impending state takeover looms over Detroit mayor’s race.

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March 4, 2013, 5:25 a.m.

DE­TROIT MAY­OR: Run­ning for Noth­ing?

DETROIT MAYOR: Running for Nothing?

Gov. Rick Snyder (R) an­nounced Fri­day he will an­nounce an emer­gency fin­an­cial man­ager for De­troit. May­or Dave Bing (D), who has not an­nounced if he is run­ning for re-elec­tion: “The Gov­ernor has made his de­cision, and it was his de­cision alone to make. While I re­spect it, I have said all along that I do not fa­vor an Emer­gency Man­ager for the City of De­troit. I will look at the im­pact of the Gov­ernor’s de­cision as well as oth­er op­tions, to de­term­ine my next course of ac­tion.” (De­troit Free Press)

Jobs Cre­at­ors Net­work dir. of policy Ken Braun writes in MLive: Ex-De­troit Med­ic­al Cen­ter CEO Mike Dug­gan (D) is “the most re­cent proph­et of pre­pos­ter­ous op­tim­ism. There will be oth­ers. If you could get elec­ted May­or of De­troit by telling the truth, the truth would nev­er have got­ten so aw­ful. … No mere mor­tal - wheth­er elect­able in De­troit or not - can do this job. The truth hurts: De­troit is not gov­ern­able.”

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