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EDITORIAL: Mayoral race

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WTOL Vice President and General Manager Bob Chirdon WTOL Vice President and General Manager Bob Chirdon
Anita Lopez is one candidate in the running for Toledo mayor. Anita Lopez is one candidate in the running for Toledo mayor.
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TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) -

The Toledo mayoral race is already getting petty. 

Is anyone surprised?  You may have seen the brouhaha bubbling up regarding scripted answers by candidates, which often come across as contrived and insincere. 

I don't care about that stuff.  What matters to voters is how the candidate intends on keeping Toledo from turning into Detroit.  Period. 

Candidates can answer tough and perplexing questions with prepared responses.  Again I don't care.  What we need to know is what he or she intends on doing. 

Certainly that is a reasonable expectation, and if the candidate wants to read the response standing on his or her head, go for it.

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