This Mayor Allegedly Said Vile, Racist Things on Tape. Voters Still Stand by Him

Vice | Oct 21, 2019 at 12:28 PM
  • Ted Nugent warmed up the crowd, leading with a sentimental anecdote about deer hunting in northern Michigan before flowing into a guitar-backed riff imploring the audience to vote for freedom.
  • Soon a group of prominent elected officials, including U.S. Representative Sander Levin, called for Fouts’ resignation, a local activist filed a recall petition, and protesters were threatening a boycott of the city.
  • Ten candidates ran in this year’s mayoral primary, held in early August, including an Iraq War veteran, the founder of a group called the Libertarian Socialist Caucus, and a Republican who recently lost a county commissioner race.