Charlotte Talks: One Week Until Charlotte Mayoral Primary
Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017
Primary election day is fast approaching in the race for Charlotte mayor. National pundits are watching, but it's likely that voters here will give it short shrift. Mike Collins examines the hopefuls and the issues.
The hotly-contested race for Charlotte mayor is approaching its first big milepost: next week's primary.
Incumbent Jennifer Roberts is facing strong challenges from fellow Democrats Vi Lyles and Joel Ford. All three are hoping to win enough votes to avoid a runoff.
Republican Kenny Smith is expected to easily win his party's primary, and continues to lead fundraising among all candidates.
City hall reporters and local political strategists join Mike Collins for a primary preview.
Kirstin Garriss, government reporter, Spectrum News (@ReporterGarriss)
Steve Harrison, city government reporter, The Charlotte Observer (@Sharrison_Obs)
Dan McCorkle, Democratic strategist
Larry Shaheen, Republican consultant (@LawrenceShaheen)