Charlotte has First Democratic Mayor in 22 years & Dems pick up a seat on Council

Anthony Foxx is Charlotte's next mayor. He is the first Democrat to serve as mayor in 22 years. Turnout was around 21% and it looks like Democrats were turning out during early voting. To go along with their new mayor, Charlotte Democrats will now hold an 8-3 advantage on the City Council.

Put that in your teacup and sip it.


CharMeck mojo

We need some of that CharMeck mojo here in Wake County.

Let's just hope that CharMeck mojo

sticks around a few years...

Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.

This is the one that had me most nervous

Very glad for this big city to move into D territory. Now for the hard work of helping to make Charlotte part of North Carolina!

I don't know...with all the Dems elected last night

in other parts of the state we might just push Raleigh out! :D

Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.

democRats did a good job

Getting their base, i.e., the ignorant who let democRats enslave them with entitlements out. How many did you have to pay to go to the polls?


"The vice of capitalism is that it stands for the unequal sharing of blessings; whereas the virtue of socialism is that it stands for the equ

Intolerably obnoxious

We have only one standard for banning people ... they must cross the threshold into being intolerably obnoxious.

You appear to have been born that way.

But we're not going to ban you. I'm leaving your comments ... please post more ... in place so people can see what a well-informed conservative capitalist looks like up close and personal. I'm sure your mother will be proud.

You forgot the other half of the picture.


Free Speech

The right to free speech does not guarantee the right to be taken seriously (or words to that effect by the late Hubert Humphrey).


The measure of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little. - FDR

Hooray Charlotte!

At the risk of sounding like Pollyanna, the Democratic victories in Charlotte would not have been possible without the volunteers who gave their time, energy and resources to ensuring a better, more inclusive future for the city.

This interactive map from the Charlotte Observer is telling.

Howard Campaign in Charlotte

I was co-manager of David Howard's campaign for Charlotte City Council at large and we kicked some serious butt. We had a great team and came away with a great win. I was 2-0 this year as a campaign manager, my other candidate was re-elected to her seat on the Charlotte City Council during the primary. My co-manager was also 2-0 this year, she was Betsy's Moms CM.

We figured it would take 50,000 votes for David to win, he got 50,233.

Bring the 2012 Democratic National Convention to Charlotte

There is a group gathering for that cause. I don't know much about it, but I think Charlotte as a large city, in a battle ground state, in a place where the democratic energy is fresh and alive, could be a great place for the convention, and it could be just the thing to help keep NC Blue in 2012.

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