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Candidate ME
00000174-9e19-ddc3-a1fc-bedbd7450000This podcast will not only bring you the latest news on the 2017 races, but we're also going to go past the crafted messages and public face of campaigns to show you the art, science and, yes, shenanigans of campaigning. The stuff behind the scenes. This is Candidate ME, a hypothetical campaign to be Charlotte's mayor.Find episodes of Candidate ME lower on this page. But first, the candidate wants to hear from you. Candidate ME is a fictional candidate going through the steps of running for mayor of Charlotte. Send us your question about campaigns and elections in the box below and we may use it for an episode of this podcast.

Candidate ME 6 - The Waiting...

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Tom Bullock
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WFAE

Tuesday, September 12, is a make or break day for candidates. It's primary day after all, the day the candidate herd is culled.

What is that day like for political consultants and candidates who have to simply wait for results?

Agony is a good word for it.

We hear stories of what that's like from our favorite two political hacks.

Plus, we went to the last mayoral debate and a hockey game broke out.

This will make sense as we take a look at the strategies, political barbs and policy points Mayor Jennifer Roberts, Mayor Pro-Tem Vi Lyles, State Senator Joel Ford and City Councilman Kenny Smith employed in their last prime-time debate before the primary.  

And, we finally learn just why it takes so darn long for Mecklenburg County to report election results. Really!

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