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Deadline Detroit | The messy intersection of dark money and Detroit politics

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Clockwise from upper left: Duggan, screengrab from an Our Neighborhoods First anti-Adams ad, Our Neighborhoods First billboard promoting Prop N in 2020, Save Detroit Jobs mailer promoting an alternative to Prop A in 2016.


Players with ties to a nonprofit that may be under FBI scrutiny in a Detroit City Council probe are using a different secretive fund to aid Mayor Mike Duggan’s re-election effort.


The nonprofit, Save Detroit Jobs, is tied to Councilmember Scott Benson and his top aide, whose homes and offices were raided earlier this month by FBI agents on the hunt for bank, campaign finance and 501c4 social welfare organization records, among other things. State business records show two people associated with that group are involved with the dark money nonprofit, Our Neighborhoods First, which last year helped sell voters on a new tax to address the city’s blight, but has since pivoted to helping Duggan with attack…

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