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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.

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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.”

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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.

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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.

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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."

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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