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Published: 9/5/2013 - Updated: 1 year ago


The Blade, 13abc Toledo Mayoral Debate

The top four Toledo mayoral candidates Lucas County Auditor Anita Lopez, incumbent Mayor Mike Bell, Councilman D. Michael Collins, and Councilman Joe McNamara participated in a debate sponsored by The Blade and WTVG-TV, Channel 13 Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, at the WTVG-TV studios in Toledo. CLICK ANY IMAGE TO VIEW FULL PHOTO, START SLIDE SHOW.

Mayoral candidates, from left, Anita Lopez, Mayor Mike Bell, D. Michael Collins and Joe McNamara are ready for the debate. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Mayoral candidates, from left, Anita Lopez, Mayor Mike Bell, D. Michael Collins and Joe McNamara are ready for the debate.
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Debate moderator Diane Larson addresses the candidates, from left, Anita Lopez, Mayor Mike Bell, D. Michael Collins and Joe McNamara. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Debate moderator Diane Larson addresses the candidates, from left, Anita Lopez, Mayor Mike Bell, D. Michael Collins and Joe McNamara....
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Anita Lopez drew the first question of the night, in which she was asked about her accusations against Mayor Bell for “being out of touch.” Enlarge | Buy This Photo Anita Lopez drew the first question of the night, in which she was asked about her accusations against Mayor Bell ...
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Candidate D. Michael Collins checks his watch during a mayoral debate hosted by WTVG-13 and The Blade. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Candidate D. Michael Collins checks his watch during a mayoral debate hosted by WTVG-13 and The Blade.
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Panel members Lee Conklin, Tom Troy and Bill Hormann address the mayoral candidates at the TV-13 studio. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Panel members Lee Conklin, Tom Troy and Bill Hormann address the mayoral candidates at the TV-13 studio.
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Joe McNamara said that the listing of Toledo as Forbes top miserable city in 2012 was exactly why he is running for mayor and that he has specific plans about economic development, crime, and neighborhoods. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Joe McNamara said that the listing of Toledo as Forbes top miserable city in 2012 was exactly why he is ...
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“As far as dealing with the neighborhoods, I think we are doing an excellent job of that,” Mayor Bell said. “Our crime is down 24 percent. Enlarge | Buy This Photo “As far as dealing with the neighborhoods, I think we are doing an excellent job of that,” Mayor Bell ...
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Candidate and City Councilman D. Michael Collins pounced on the mayor and hammered him for his stances against some city unions. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Candidate and City Councilman D. Michael Collins pounced on the mayor and hammered him for his stances against some city ...
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The mayoral candidates listen to the panel during the  mayoral debate hosted by WTVG-13 and The Blade at the TV-13 studio. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The mayoral candidates listen to the panel during the mayoral debate hosted by WTVG-13 and The Blade at the TV-13 studio.
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Mayor Michael Bell laughs during a segment of the mayoral debate. Candidates Anita Lopez, left, and D. Michael Collins, right, smile. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Mayor Michael Bell laughs during a segment of the mayoral debate. Candidates Anita Lopez, left, and D. Michael Collins, right,...
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Mayoral candidate Anita Lopez addresses Mayor Mike Bell on an issue during debate. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Mayoral candidate Anita Lopez addresses Mayor Mike Bell on an issue during debate.
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Candidate Anita Lopez reacts as a D. Michael Collins addresses the debate panel. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Candidate Anita Lopez reacts as a D. Michael Collins addresses the debate panel.
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Mayor Michael Bell addresses the panel during the debate. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Mayor Michael Bell addresses the panel during the debate.
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Candidate D. Michael Collins speaks as the other candidates listen during a mayoral debate. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Candidate D. Michael Collins speaks as the other candidates listen during a mayoral debate.
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Candidate Anita Lopez, left, Mayor Michael Bell, candidate D. Michael Collins and candidate Joe McNamara during a mayoral debate hosted by WTVG-13 and The Blade at the TV-13 studio in Toledo. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Candidate Anita Lopez, left, Mayor Michael Bell, candidate D. Michael Collins and candidate Joe McNamara during a mayoral debate hosted ...
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Mayoral candidates Anita Lopez is bid goodbye by Mayor Mike Bell after the debate. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Mayoral candidates Anita Lopez is bid goodbye by Mayor Mike Bell after the debate.
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Lucas County Auditor and candidate Anita Lopez shakes Mayor Michael Bell's hand after the mayoral debate. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Lucas County Auditor and candidate Anita Lopez shakes Mayor Michael Bell's hand after the mayoral debate.
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