• Activist sues for donor names to NERD fund, and wants Mike Duggan to take stand Monday

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    Regina H. Boone/Detroit Free Press

    An Ingham County judge has scheduled a hearing Monday — one day before the election — as Highland Park activist Robert Davis seeks to question Detroit mayoral candidate Mike Duggan under oath about his role in the appointment of a Detroit emergency manager and learn the names of donors to Gov. Rick Snyder’s NERD Fund.

    Davis sued the state, Snyder, the NERD Fund, Duggan and other defendants Wednesday in Ingham County, alleging state funds were unlawfully spent on office space and other support for former Snyder consultant Richard Baird, and on Michigan State Police security for Detroit emergency manager Kevyn Orr.

    The suit alleges Duggan conspired with state officials to appoint a Detroit emergency manager. Duggan, the former head of the Detroit Medical Center, faces Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon in the election.

    The suit says it is imperative that Duggan be questioned under oath before Tuesday “because the voters of the city of Detroit deserve to know his true involvement” in the emergency manager appointment.

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