FREEP gives facts about claims made in yesterday’s debate

Yesterday’s debate between mayoral candidates Kwame Kilpatrick and Freman Hendrix featured a number of claims – made by both parties – about the other’s record (or, in Freman’s case, about Archer’s record when Freman worked with him) with respect to items such as a balanced budget, the number of abandoned buildings demolished, the number of city bond upgrades or downgrades, and the respective level of unemployment during each candidate’s time in city hall.

As an audience member or a member of the public later watching the debate, it is difficult to decipher what is true and what is false, especially considering that many of the candidates’ answers contradicted that of their counterpart’s.

Fortunately, though, the journalistic watchdogs over at the Detroit Free Press put out this feature today called “Checking the Record”, which examines what each candidate claimed to be true, and what the records actually state.

I urge everyone to check this out, especially if you will be voting in the upcoming election, as it gets to the bottom of what’s fact and what’s fiction.

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