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Dave Bing elected to full term as Detroit mayor

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DETROIT (AP)

Professional basketball Hall of Famer Dave Bing has been re-elected Detroit mayor. The 65-year-old Democrat defeated accountant Tom Barrow in Tuesday's nonpartisan general election. Bing's NBA career lasted 12 seasons, nine with the Detroit Pistons. As mayor, he has laid off workers and demanded a 10 percent wage cut to help address the city's ongoing budget deficit. It was the fourth time Detroit voters cast ballots this year for mayor. Bing received the most votes in a February primary and defeated incumbent Ken Cockrel Jr. in a May runoff to complete Kwame Kilpatrick's second term. Kilpatrick resigned as part of pleas in two criminal cases. Bing also received the most votes in the August primary.

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