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Michigan Daily endorses city council candidates

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Michigan Daily, University of Michigan's student newspaper, announced its endorsements for Ann Arbor City Council on Wednesday.

In both the contested primaries, the Michigan Daily endorsed the incumbents against the challengers in the Democratic primaries for the Ward 3 and Ward 4 council seats.

In Ward 3, the student newspaper endorsed incumbent Stephen Kunselman over challenger Julie Grand, while in Ward 4, the editorial staff recommended Marcia Higgins over challenger Jack Eaton.

Michigan Daily cited Kunselman's "extensive experience in city government and grasp of student priorities" in their editorial. They also "strongly encourage[d] him to reach out to his constituents for their input on city matters."

Higgins's "attentiveness to the needs of students and young professionals in Ann Arbor" was the quality that earned her the endorsement of the student newspaper.

Michigan Daily followed the lead of AnnArbor.com, which also endorsed both incumbents on Friday, July 26th.

Because there are no Republican candidates, the winners of Tuesday's Democratic primary contests will likely run uncontested on the November ballot unless either an independent candidate files or a write-in campaign emerges.

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