Detroit mayor-elect says he resents focus on race

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Posted: Wednesday, November 6, 2013 12:00 am

DETROIT (AP) - Detroit's mayor-elect said Wednesday that far too much had been made of his skin color during a successful campaign that will make him the predominantly black city's first white mayor in four decades.

Appearing at his first news conference as mayor-elect, Mike Duggan said he would meet over the next two days with Michigan's governor and Detroit's current leaders, including the state-appointed emergency manager who currently controls the cash-strapped city's checkbook.

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