A Brand New Beat

An openly gay black candidate wins one ... in Detroit:

Pugh, a former reporter for WJBK-TV (Channel 2) and a radio station personality lost both his parents as a child. His mother was murdered when he was just 3 years old. This is the first political race for Pugh, the first openly gay candidate to win a City Council primary in Detroit. "Wherever we go, we hear that: 'You're going to be the president, you are going to be president,' " Pugh said. "Honestly, I don't want to listen to that because I don't want to make it seem that I'm going to rest on that confidence." Pugh said he is now going to focus on winning over those who doubt his substance and criticize his lack of government experience.

And because it's Detroit, he beat Martha Reeves, and TNC rubs it in.