Voters Head To Polls To Elect New Detroit Mayor

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Detroit Mayor Ken Cockrel, Jr. debates David Bing.

Residents of Detroit are voting in a mayoral runoff between incumbent Ken Cockrel Jr. and professional basketball Hall-of-Famer Dave Bing.

Polls opened Tuesday at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.

The winner will complete the final seven-and-a-half months of Kwame Kilpatrick’s second term. There’s an Aug. 4 nonpartisan primary and Nov. 5 general election for a full, four-year term.

Only 15 to 20 percent of Detroit registered voters are expected at the polls Tuesday.

Cockrel moved up from city council president to the mayor’s office after Kilpatrick resigned in September. He finished second to Bing, founder of steel manufacturer The Bing Group, in a February primary.

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