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Detroit mayor won’t seek reelection

DETROIT — Mayor Dave Bing said Tuesday that he won’t run for a second term leading Michigan’s largest city, which is under state control.

Bing, 69, said that he was not done with public service and would form an exploratory committee for a possible campaign to become executive of Wayne County, which includes Detroit.

Bing, who played for the Detroit Pistons, said that he took office in a city filled with pain and that his administration ‘‘has done a tremendous amount of heavy lifting to prepare the runway to success.’’

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The next mayor will take office stripped of most power under authority of state emergency manager Kevyn Orr, who seized control of city operations on March 25.

Bloomberg News