Category: Breaking News
Published on Thursday, 20 September 2012 00:00
Written by Fox 2 News
(MyFox Detroit) -
Just months after moving from the suburbs to Palmer Woods, FOX 2 has learned Mike Duggan will announce an exploratory committee for Mayor of Detroit within the next thirty days.
Fox 2 News political reporter Tim Skubick says all of this was plotted out with 75 key supporters at Duggan's new home in Detroit last Saturday. The CEO of the Detroit Medical Center began moving into his Palmer Woods in May which was the first step in fulfilling the residency requirement of a mayoral run.
If and when Duggan makes the decision to run, his opponent may or may not be the incumbent Mayor Dave Bing. The former NBA star and Detroit businessman was first elected mayor of Detroit in a special election in May of 2009 and then won the full-term mayoral election on November 3, 2009.
Duggan supporters who FOX 2 spoke with concede Bing has returned integrity to the office, but that's not enough.
And if Duggan gets in, his opponents may also raise questions about his tenure with former Wayne County Executive Ed Mcnamara. No charges were filed but before he passed on Mcnarmara was investigated by the federal government. Many wonder if that is a potential problem for Duggan.