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Politics

Mayor Foxx Re-elected

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Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx

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Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx easily won a second term yesterday, with a wide margin over Republican challenger Scott Stone. With the benefit of incumbency and first-term successes that include landing the 2012 Democratic National Convention for Charlotte, Anthony Foxx's chances for a second term were good. Ultimately 67 percent of the city's voters chose Foxx to Republican Scott Stone's 32 percent. "We tonight have seen one of the most definitive victories for re-election in the history of our city," said Foxx to a crowd of election night supporters. "Thank you very much!" Stone built his campaign around a call for smaller government and focused his advertising on opposing the use of out-of-state union workers during the 2012 DNC. But he raised barely a sixth of the $770,000 Foxx collected for the race. In his second term, Mayor Foxx pledges to work on extending light rail to north Charlotte and diversifying the city's economy.