Coleman A. Young Jr. formally announces campaign for mayor of Detroit

DETROIT – Michigan Sen. Coleman A. Young Jr. has formally announced his plans to run against Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan in the Aug. 8 primary.

Young held a news conference Friday morning (watch above).

"This city is 80 percent African-American, and the Duggan administration has left us out of the rebirth of Detroit," said Adolph Mongo, a spokesperson for Young’s campaign. "While Duggan is focusing all his energy on Downtown, Midtown and Corktown, the people in the neighborhoods have been held hostage by crime, lack of police response and chronic unemployment."

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