November 7, 2004

Their city in decay, mayoral candidates get personal

This online publication of The Repository in Canton, Ohio, picked up a Los Angeles Times article about the Detroit mayoral election and what significance it may have for the future of the city. The article includes a comment by WSU political science professor and Director of the Center for Urban Studies Lyke Thompson. "How the city is handled in the next year or two will determine whether it will have a federal overseer rather than a mayor," he said. Campaign officials for both Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and challenger Freman Hendrix say the outcome of the election will hinge upon the 12 percent of voters who are still undecided.

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