Her campaign announced Sunday that the first-term legislator has bought space to run a Super Bowl ad on CBS on Feb. 3, six months before the primary election.
Mayor Dave Bing convinced a majority of city council members last week to fire Crittendon as corporation counsel because of her commitment to challenge any state financial takeover in court.
In a mayoral contest that could flare racial and class tensions, Napoleon took jabs at former Wayne County Prosecutor Mike Duggan.
Napoleon, a former Detroit Police chief, is considered a frontrunner who could match the fundraising prowess of Mike Duggan, the Detroit Medical Center chief.
Today, state Rep. Fred Durhal is expected to announce he’ll throw his hat in the ring, and Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon likely will follow within the next two weeks.
Under the plan, the city could generate revenue from the island park and create new jobs by hosting concerts, a fair and other events. Corporate sponsorships also would raise money.
Duggan is being trumpeted by the media as the most electable white mayoral candidate since the early 1970s. The story is leading most local news sites, and he hasn’t officially decided whether he’s running.
If Detroit is consistent about anything, it’s the city’s failure to find good leadership. From the segregationist mayors and city councils of the first half of the 20th century to the ineffective leaders of today, Detroit is a stark example of a city damaged by its own leadership. So as the 2013 mayoral election nears […]