Politics

Representative Larry Kissell easily won the Democratic primary for U.S. House District 8. But it's not clear what Republican will challenge him in November. Tim D'Annunzio came out ahead of Harold Johnson, but not by much. D'Annunzio, a business owner who's known for his "machine gun socials" received 36.8 percent of the vote, while Johnson, a former charlotte TV sportscaster got 33.1 percent. Because they both fell short of getting 40 percent of the vote, it appears they'll compete in a runoff election next month.

Campaign for Mecklenburg DA gets underway

Apr 28, 2010
City of Charlotte

Mecklenburg County voters are in for something of a rarity this November. They'll have a choice for District Attorney. Peter Gilchrist has held the office since 1975 and has run unopposed every election since his first one. He's decided not to enter the race this year. City Councilman Michael Barnes, a Democrat, and Republican Andrew Murray, a former assistant district attorney, are competing for the seat. They have no primary opponents, so the campaign against each other is already underway. Last week they met at a forum hosted by Neighbors for a Safer Charlotte. WFAE's Lisa Miller was there and has this report. 

Lewis: Health care reform needs public option

Apr 16, 2010

Marshall: Do voters want experience, or experienced youth?

Apr 15, 2010

Cunningham: Tough times spark U.S. Senate run

Apr 14, 2010

It's now officially 'Mayor Anthony Foxx'

Dec 8, 2009

Charlotte has its first new mayor in 14 years. Last night, Pat McCrory handed over the reins of the city to Anthony Foxx. About 600 people showed up to watch the transfer of leadership. A choked up Pat McCrory said his good byes to the city. He said he's excited about the future of Charlotte and knows he's leaving the city in good hands. "Mayor Foxx to you, continued good leadership and, all of you my best friends, continued lifetime friendships," said McCrory. "God bless Charlotte and God bless America.

CMS Board election reporter Q and A

Nov 4, 2009

Election recap reporter Q and A

Nov 4, 2009

Anthony Foxx will be Charlotte's next mayor

Nov 4, 2009

The new CMS board: A political shift?

Nov 4, 2009

Winners of other races

Nov 3, 2009

Democrat Anthony Foxx is the next mayor of Charlotte. With all 169 precincts reporting, Foxx won 51.3 percent of the vote to defeat Republican John Lassiter. Foxx had 54,676 votes. Lassiter ended up with 51,788 votes (48.6 percent).

Foxx, Lassiter in tight race

Nov 3, 2009

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Charlotte City Council At-Large Candidates

Oct 30, 2009

Charlotte will have at least two new City Council At-Large members next year. Meet the candidates here. Republicans Tariq Bokhari: Is anyone here a little tired of being scared in their own neighborhoods? Is anyone tired of seeing good people lose their jobs? Or traffic jams and endless potholes? Is anyone tired of endless promises that are never kept up? What Charlotte needs right now is not politicians; Charlotte needs leaders. While others have been talking about their promises, my campaign team and I have been acting on needs.

Poll: Lassiter, Foxx in dead heat

Oct 27, 2009

Squaring off to be Charlotte's next mayor

Oct 26, 2009

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