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Detroit Mayor Race 2013: A Look At Mayoral Candidates And Prospective Contenders (SLIDESHOW)

DETROIT - NOVEMBER 21:  The General Motors (GM) world headquarters building stands tallest amidst the Renaissance Center in t
DETROIT - NOVEMBER 21: The General Motors (GM) world headquarters building stands tallest amidst the Renaissance Center in the skyline of city's downtown on November 21, 2008 in Detroit, Michigan. As car and truck sales have plummeted across the country, large inventories are building at dealerships and factories. The Big Three U.S. automakers, General Motors (GM), Ford Motor Co. and Chrysler LLC, failed after appearing this week in Washington to receive money after asking the government for federal funds to curb the decline of the American auto industry. The city of Detroit, home to the Big Three, would be hardest hit if the government allows these auto makers to fall into bankruptcy. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Michigan pundits may be scrambling to name the state's possible picks for an emergency financial manager in Detroit, but that speculation has done little to quell the ongoing campaign for the city's next mayor.

Former Detroit Medical Center chief Mike Duggan recently made his official entry into the race, and an assortment of mayoral hopefuls are now shooting from the hip about EFMs and Gov. Rick Snyder's declaration of a "financial emergency" in Detroit.

Although a recent poll may suggest one candidate has gained a comfortable lead, the important dates in the mayor's race are still distant points in the horizon. The primary election, which will determine the final two contenders, isn't slated until Aug. 6, and the general election won't take place until Nov. 5, well after Halloween.

Still, it's never too early to start familiarizing yourself with the candidates. To help get you better acquainted with the folks who are now making the hike out onto the campaign trail, we've assembled a slideshow of current candidates and prospective contenders. Take a look and tell us what you think!

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