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Mike Dugeon announces run for Detroit mayor, says 'I'm in it to win it'

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Mike Dugeon is running as a write-in candidate for Detroit mayor. Mike Dugeon is running as a write-in candidate for Detroit mayor.
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DETROIT (WJBK) -

Mike Dugeon, a 30-year-old barber from the west side, has filed his paperwork to be a write-in candidate for mayor of Detroit.

This could complicate things for 54-year-old Mike Duggan, the former CEO of the Detroit Medical Center, who was kicked off the ballot last month over a residency dispute.

Duggan, who is now forced to wage a costly, long shot write-in campaign, will now have to fight with Dugeon over misspelled votes, such as 'Dugen,' Doogan,' 'Dugan' and 'Diggler.'

Just a few hundred votes could be the difference in next month's primary for Duggan, who needs to finish at least second to appear on the Nov. 5 general election ballot.

There's no disputing Dugeon's residency credentials, a graduate of Cooley High School and barber college. Dugeon has never left Detroit.

His platform consists of freeway Subway sandwiches, chips and soda pop for every citizen.

His reason for wanting to be the irrelevant mayor of a bankrupt town? To bring attention to the plight of the neighborhood.

FOX 2's Charlie LeDuff interviews Dugeon tonight during FOX 2 News beginning at 5.

Also read: The right name could screw up the write-in name

List of candidates running in the August 6th Primary:

Tom Barrow - http://www.barrowformayor.com/#
Angelo Brown - (no web site found)
D'Artagnan M. Collier - http://detroit.socialequality.com/
Krystal A. Crittendon - http://www.krystalcrittendon.com/
Fred Durhal Jr. - http://durhalformayor.com/
Herman Griffin - https://www.facebook.com/griffinformayor?filter=1
Lisa Howze - http://votelisahowze.com/site/
Willie Lipscomb - http://www.36thdistrictcourt.org/judges-wlipscomb.html
Mark Murphy - https://rally.org/votem3
Bennie Napoleon - http://bennynapoleon.com/
John Olumba - http://olumbaforhope.com/
Sigmunt Szczepkowski - (no web site found)
John Telford - http://drjohntelford.blogspot.com/
Jean Vortkamp - http://mayorjean.blogspot.com/2012/12/mayoral-candidate-jean-vortkamps.html

Write in

Mike Duggan - http://www.dugganfordetroit.com/
Mike Dugeon - https://www.facebook.com/DugeonForDetroit

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