Patrick Cannon continues to hold a financial advantage in the Democratic primary for mayor, but James Mitchell raised more than $50,000 in August, more than twice as much as Cannon collected in the race’s final stretch.
Cannon, Charlotte’s mayor pro tem, has raised $146,386 and has $77,000 left to spend, according to campaign finance reports filed Tuesday with the Mecklenburg Board of Elections.
Cannon raised $20,436 in the most recent filing period, which was in August.
Mitchell, who represents District 2, got off to a slow start in terms of fundraising. But he has now raised $108,067 and has $63,481 in the bank. Mitchell raised $50,320 during the most recent period.
Early voting started Aug. 22. The primary is Tuesday.
The winner will likely face Republican Edwin Peacock, a former City Council member, in the general election. Peacock has raised $191,388 and has $82,437 remaining.
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