MI candidate who made racist comments withdraws from race

MARYSVILLE, Mich. (AP) — A city council candidate in Michigan who said she wants to keep her community white ‘as much as possible” has withdrawn from the race.

The Times Herald in Port Huron reports that Jean Cramer on Monday submitted a letter to Mayor Dan Damman withdrawing from the race in Marysville. City Manager Randy Fernandez says Cramer’s name will remain on the Nov. 5 city election ballot.

The 67-year-old Cramer created a furor with comments she made first at a public forum and later during an interview outside her home. At the forum she said she wanted to keep the community about 55 miles (88.51 kilometers) northeast of Detroit white “as much as possible.”

In a subsequent interview, Cramer said she didn’t think people of different races should marry.

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  • lml25

    It’s not racist to want a crime free,gang free,murder free,drug dealing free,prostitution free city. I hope she gets enough votes to win a seat.

    • Notan Idiot

      So you wouldn’t have any of those problems with just white people? White people don’t do any of those crimes? That is what you are saying…

      • George

        Facts are facts. 80 to 90% of crimes are committed by 13ish percent of the population.
        So yeah, that leaves just 10%. FBI statistics.

  • joe mama

    RACIST Racist racist. The more I hear it, the less I care. She spoke her mind and was genuine. Agree or disagree, but the more you publicly shame people, the more likely you won’t know who is with you, and who is against you.

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