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Sheriff wins spot on ballot for mayor of troubled Detroit

DETROIT — Sheriff Benny Napoleon won a spot Tuesday on the November ballot for mayor of Detroit, but the name of his opponent remained unconfirmed as officials tallied write-in votes late into the morning in a primary in this blighted city seeking bankruptcy protection.

Napoleon was the top vote-getter among 14 candidates on the ballot for a job that is largely considered toothless in a city now under state control. He faced a strong challenge from Mike Duggan, the former chief executive of Detroit Medical Center, who was forced to mount a write-in campaign.

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