03/04/2013 04:10 pm ET Updated May 04, 2013

Mike Duggan: A White Candidate For (Gasp!) Detroit - Newsweek And The Daily Beast

This week in front of more than 500 supporters--and after months of dodging questions about whether he would run--Mike Duggan announced his candidacy for mayor of Detroit. A former prosecutor, Duggan has the support of two former police chiefs and various members of the city's politically influential religious community; he also has a recent successful stint as CEO of Detroit Medical Center (DMC) under his belt.

Yet much of the discussion about his candidacy on local talk radio and in the papers is about not his résumé or his proposals but rather his race: Duggan would be the first white mayor of this majority-black city in 40 years. - See more at:

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