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Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon is one of two Detroit mayoral candidates advancing to the November general election after Tuesday's primary.

Napoleon joined Fox 2's Murray Feldman for a live interview Wednesday evening.

FELDMAN: I hate to put it this way, but somebody just beat you last night with a write-in campaign. How do you fight back against something like that?

NAPOLEON: I'm sorry, somebody beat you with a write-in campaign?

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NAPOLEON: Oh, yeah, $3 million, yes.

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FELDMAN: What is your vision for the City of Detroit? Explain right now how you see things in a Napoleon administration.

NAPOLEON: First and foremost, it's about people who don't have streetlights on. It's about people who have potholes in the street. It's about people who haven't had grass cut. It's about the blight that exists in this community. It's about the high crime rate. It's about educating our children. We need to do something about that. We'd create economic hemispheres in each one of the new council districts where we grow out in the neighborhoods and create new economic opportunities there. We've got to provide recreation opportunities for our children to keep them out of trouble. We need meaningful job training opportunities, so I propose that we give the money to an employer who's going to train a person for a job that they can get as opposed to training a person for a job that they will never have. We also need to focus on safety. A safe city is a prosperous city. Until such time as we affirm Detroit as a safe city, it's never going to be a prosperous city. So those are the things that we're looking forward to doing, and we're going to do it one square mile at a time.

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