Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Predictions for mayor and city council elections in Detroit

Today is the primary election for mayor and city council in Detroit. Two candidates will advance to the general election in November in the mayor and city council district races; while four candidates will compete this fall for two at-large seats on the city council.

The polls in Detroit are open for another nine hours. Regardless, after consulting my crystal ball, my predictions for the outcome are as follows:

Mayor
1) Benny Napoleon;
2) Tom Barrow; and
3) Mike Duggan.

City Council - 7th District
1) Gabe Leland;
2) Dustin Campbell; and
3) John Bennett.

City Council - At-Large
1) Saunteel Jenkins (incumbent);
2) Roy McCalister, Jr;
3) Brenda Jones (incumbent); and
4) Jessica Rayford-Clark.

There are only two candidates running for the Detroit Police Commission in the 7th district. Therefore, both of them will automatically move on to the general election in November.

Update @ 11:16 p.m.
Results are still coming in. Regardless, I think it's safe to say that my predictions for today were seriously wrong.

I'll have more to post tomorrow. For now, just know that my crystal ball has a serious crack in it.
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