Detroit mayoral candidates cast their ballots

Mike Duggan, Benny Napoleon hope to come out on top as city's next leader

DETROIT - The two men who are going head-to-head to lead Detroit as its next mayor cast their vote early Tuesday morning.

Benny Napoleon, the current Wayne County sheriff, filled out his ballot at Drew Transition Center and joked afterward about voting for himself.

Napoleon says "This is not personal. It's politics" in predicting victory. He said recent polling that shows Duggan ahead should be disregarded. Duggan also has been ahead of the former Detroit police chief in fundraising.

Mike Duggan, the former head of the Detroit Medical Center, would be the first white mayor in 40 years in the black-majority city.

The former write-in candidate for the primary noted that he "Didn't even have to write-in this time."

Duggan told reporters after voting at a police precinct that his first order of business Wednesday if elected will be calling the city's police chief and working to improve police response time.

Both candidates are competing for a job whose powers are limited by a state-appointed emergency manager.

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