scott smith http://michiganradio.org en Walling, Buchanan to face off in Flint's mayoral election in November http://michiganradio.org/post/walling-buchanan-face-flints-mayoral-election-november <p>Flint Mayor Dayne Walling easily finished first in Tuesday&rsquo;s mayoral primary.&nbsp;&nbsp; But the race for the second spot on the November general election ballot was extremely close.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Dayne Walling says Tuesday&rsquo;s primary vote shows Flint residents understand the challenges he&rsquo;s struggled against during the past two years.&nbsp;&nbsp; The city&rsquo;s murder rate has soared. Flint&rsquo;s budget is strained.&nbsp;&nbsp; Still, Walling picked up nearly 50% of the votes cast in yesterday&rsquo;s 7 way primary.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Wed, 03 Aug 2011 03:22:51 +0000 Steve Carmody 3585 at http://michiganradio.org Walling, Buchanan to face off in Flint's mayoral election in November Crime a major issue in Flint's mayoral primary http://michiganradio.org/post/crime-major-issue-flints-mayoral-primary <p><a href="http://www.mlive.com/news/flint/index.ssf/2011/07/flint_mayoral_candidates_talk.html">Seven candidates</a> will face off on Tuesday in Flint&rsquo;s mayoral primary.&nbsp;&nbsp; There are many issues facing the city of Flint:&nbsp; The need for more economic development, the city&rsquo;s budget problems.&nbsp; But the biggest issue appears to be crime.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Sun, 31 Jul 2011 20:00:30 +0000 Steve Carmody 3532 at http://michiganradio.org Crime a major issue in Flint's mayoral primary