Mayoral candidates Benny Napoleon, Mike Duggan speak at Detroit Economic Club event
6:55 AM, Oct 23, 2013
6:19 PM, Oct 23, 2013
DETROIT (AP) - As they continue to challenge each other, mayoral candidates Benny Napoleon and Mike Duggan spoke before business and community leaders during a Detroit Economic Club luncheon on Wednesday.
The event was held at Cobo Center.
Duggan and Napoleon received the most votes in the August primary and will face off in the Nov. 5 general election. Current Mayor Dave Bing chose not to seek re-election.
The winner eventually could find himself the elected leader of a bankrupt Detroit. A federal judge is holding hearings this week on Detroit's eligibility for bankruptcy protection.
State-appointed emergency manager Kevyn Orr filed for bankruptcy in July. He says Detroit's debt is at least $18 billion.
Napoleon is Wayne County's sheriff and a former Detroit police chief. Duggan is the former chief executive for the Detroit Medical Center.