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    MARK HAMES - mhames@charlotteobserver.com
    Ed Peacock, Republican candidate for Mayor of Charlotte, at Dilworth Neighborhood Grille on Tuesday night, 09.10.13
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    MARK HAMES - mhames@charlotteobserver.com
    Ed Peacock, Republican candidate for Mayor of Charlotte, at Dilworth Neighborhood Grille on Tuesday night, 09.10.13. From left are Harold Tyson, wife Stephanie Tyson, Peacock and Omar Carter.
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    MARK HAMES - mhames@charlotteobserver.com
    Ed Peacock, Republican candidate for Mayor of Charlotte, at Dilworth Neighborhood Grille on Tuesday night, 09.10.13. From left are Stephanie Tyson, Peacock and Omar Carter.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Democratic mayoral candidate Patrick Cannon celebrates his victory over fellow democrat James Mitchell at the Sheraton Charlotte Hotel in Charlotte, NC on Tuesday, September 10, 2013. Cannon won 55.6% of the vote in the Democratic mayoral primary. Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    A supporter of Democratic mayoral candidate Patrick Cannon walks past campaign posters at the Sheraton Charlotte Hotel in Charlotte, NC on Tuesday, September 10, 2013. ItÕs Primary Election Day in Charlotte, and voters essentially will choose a majority of the City Council members, along with nominees for mayor from the Democratic and Republican parties. Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Democratic mayoral candidate Patrick Cannon hugs his daughter, Brittany as they celebrate his victory over fellow democrat James Mitchell at the Sheraton Charlotte Hotel in Charlotte, NC on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 . Cannon won 55.6% of the vote in the Democratic mayoral primary. Also joining Cannon on stage were his wife, Trenna and son, Patrick. Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    (Right) Democratic mayoral candidate Patrick Cannon celebrates his victory over fellow democrat James Mitchell by giving his son Patrick a kiss as his wife, Trenna looks on at the Sheraton Charlotte Hotel in Charlotte, NC on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 . Cannon won 55.6% of the vote in the Democratic mayoral primary. Also joining Cannon on stage was his daughter, Brittany. Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    (Right) Democratic mayoral candidate Patrick Cannon celebrates his victory over fellow democrat James Mitchell with (L-R) his son Patrick, wife Trenna and daughter Brittany at the Sheraton Charlotte Hotel in Charlotte, NC on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 . Cannon won 55.6% of the vote in the Democratic mayoral primary. Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Democratic mayoral candidate Patrick Cannon hugs his son, Patrick as his wife, Trenna looks on as the family celebrate his victory over fellow democrat James Mitchell at the Sheraton Charlotte Hotel in Charlotte, NC on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 . Cannon won 55.6% of the vote in the Democratic mayoral primary. Standing behind Patrick Cannon is his daughter, Brittany. Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Democratic mayoral candidate Patrick Cannon smiles as he speaks to supporters as they celebrate his victory over fellow democrat James Mitchell at the Sheraton Charlotte Hotel in Charlotte, NC on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 . Cannon won 55.6% of the vote in the Democratic mayoral primary. Joining Cannon on stage were his wife, Trenna, son, Patrick and daughter Brittany. Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Democratic mayoral candidate Patrick Cannon hugs his children, Patrick and Brittany as his wife Trenna looks on as they celebrate his victory over fellow democrat James Mitchell at the Sheraton Charlotte Hotel in Charlotte, NC on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 . Cannon won 55.6% of the vote in the Democratic mayoral primary. Joining Cannon on stage were his wife, Trenna, son, Patrick and daughter Brittany. Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Democratic mayoral candidate Patrick Cannon kisses his wife, Trenna as the family celebrate his victory over fellow democrat James Mitchell at the Sheraton Charlotte Hotel in Charlotte, NC on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 . Cannon won 55.6% of the vote in the Democratic mayoral primary. Looking on are Cannon's son, Patrick and (back) daughter, Brittany. Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
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    DAVID T. FOSTER III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Democratic mayoral candidate James Mitchell and wife Joan Higginbotham walk down the stairs to greet supporters at The Liberty restaurant prior to conceding the democratic primary to Patrick Cannon, who will face Edwin Peacock to be Charlotte's next mayor on September 10, 2013. David T. Foster III-dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
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    DAVID T. FOSTER III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Democratic mayoral candidate James Mitchell is embraced by supporters at The Liberty restaurant after conceding the democratic primary to Patrick Cannon, who will face Edwin Peacock to be Charlotte's next mayor on September 10, 2013. David T. Foster III-dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
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    DAVID T. FOSTER III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Democratic mayoral candidate James Mitchell and wife Joan Higginbotham talk to supporters at The Liberty restaurant while conceding the democratic primary to Patrick Cannon, who will face Edwin Peacock to be Charlotte's next mayor on September 10, 2013. David T. Foster III-dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
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    Robert Lahser - rlahser@charlotteobserver.com
    Democratic candidate for Charlotte City Council at-large Beth Pickering (right), speaks with supporter Virginia Keogh of Charlotte (left) during a gathering at the Sheraton Hotel, Tuesday Sept. 10,2013. Robert Lahser - rlahser@charlotteobserver.com
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    Robert Lahser - rlahser@charlotteobserver.com
    Democratic candidate for Charlotte City Council at-large,David Howard (center), looks over poll results with Harold Cogdell Jr. (left), Senator Joel Ford (right), at a during a gathering at the Liberty Restaurant Tuesday Sept. 10,2013. Robert Lahser - rlahser@charlotteobserver.com
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    ItÕs Primary Election Day in Charlotte, and voters essentially will choose a majority of the City Council members, along with nominees for mayor from the Democratic and Republican parties. (L-R) Democratic mayoral candidate Patrick Cannon speaks with voter Nellie Hayes outside St. Marks United Methodist Church on Clanton Rd. in Charlotte, NC on Tuesday, September 10, 2013. Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    ItÕs Primary Election Day in Charlotte, and voters essentially will choose a majority of the City Council members, along with nominees for mayor from the Democratic and Republican parties. Democratic mayoral candidate Patrick Cannon speaks with members of the media outside St. Marks United Methodist Church on Clanton Rd. in Charlotte, NC on Tuesday, September 10, 2013. Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    ItÕs Primary Election Day in Charlotte, and voters essentially will choose a majority of the City Council members, along with nominees for mayor from the Democratic and Republican parties. (R-L) Democratic mayoral candidate Patrick Cannon speaks with campaign worker Tia Bullett outside St. Marks United Methodist Church on Clanton Rd. in Charlotte, NC on Tuesday, September 10, 2013. Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    ItÕs Primary Election Day in Charlotte, and voters essentially will choose a majority of the City Council members, along with nominees for mayor from the Democratic and Republican parties. Democratic mayoral candidate Patrick Cannon speaks with members of the media while greeting voters at St. Marks United Methodist Church on Clanton Rd. in Charlotte, NC on Tuesday, September 10, 2013. Campaign workers Omar Pettis and Tia Bullett look on in the background. Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
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    DAVIE HINSHAW - THE CHARLOTTE OBSERVER
    Early voters at Cook's Memorial Presbyterian Church on Mt. Holly Huntersville Road, Tuesday September 10, 2013. DAVIE HINSHAW - dhinshaw@charlotteobserver.com
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    DAVIE HINSHAW - THE CHARLOTTE OBSERVER
    Early voters at Cook's Memorial Presbyterian Church on Mt. Holly Huntersville Road, Tuesday September 10, 2013. DAVIE HINSHAW - dhinshaw@charlotteobserver.com
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    DAVIE HINSHAW - THE CHARLOTTE OBSERVER
    Democratic mayoral candidate James Mitchell and wife Joan Higginbotham arrive early to vote at Cook's Memorial Presbyterian Church on Mt. Holly-Huntersville Road, Tuesday September 10, 2013. DAVIE HINSHAW - dhinshaw@charlotteobserver.com
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    DAVIE HINSHAW - THE CHARLOTTE OBSERVER
    Democratic mayoral candidate James Mitchell is greeted by voter Antonio Briceno after voting at Cook's Memorial Presbyterian Church on Mt. Holly-Huntersville Road, Tuesday September 10, 2013. DAVIE HINSHAW - dhinshaw@charlotteobserver.com
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    DAVIE HINSHAW - THE CHARLOTTE OBSERVER
    Democratic mayoral candidate James Mitchell receives voting instructions from precinct worker Dianne Cloninger before voting at Cook's Memorial Presbyterian Church on Mt. Holly-Huntersville Road, Tuesday September 10, 2013. DAVIE HINSHAW - dhinshaw@charlotteobserver.com
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    DAVIE HINSHAW - THE CHARLOTTE OBSERVER
    Democratic mayoral candidate James Mitchell smiles after voting at Cook's Memorial Presbyterian Church on Mt. Holly-Huntersville Road, Tuesday September 10, 2013. DAVIE HINSHAW - dhinshaw@charlotteobserver.com
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    DAVIE HINSHAW - THE CHARLOTTE OBSERVER
    Democratic mayoral candidate James Mitchell after voting at Cook's Memorial Presbyterian Church on Mt. Holly-Huntersville Road, Tuesday September 10, 2013. DAVIE HINSHAW - dhinshaw@charlotteobserver.com
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    DAVIE HINSHAW - THE CHARLOTTE OBSERVER
    Early voters at Cook's Memorial Presbyterian Church on Mt. Holly- Huntersville Road, Tuesday September 10, 2013. DAVIE HINSHAW - dhinshaw@charlotteobserver.com
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    DAVIE HINSHAW - THE CHARLOTTE OBSERVER
    Charlotte Republican mayoral candidate Edwin Peacock arrives early to vote at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Tuesday September 10, 2013. DAVIE HINSHAW - dhinshaw@charlotteobserver.com
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    DAVIE HINSHAW - THE CHARLOTTE OBSERVER
    Charlotte Republican mayoral candidate Edwin Peacock arrived early to vote at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Tuesday September 10, 2013. DAVIE HINSHAW - dhinshaw@charlotteobserver.com
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    DAVIE HINSHAW - THE CHARLOTTE OBSERVER
    Charlotte Republican mayoral candidate Edwin Peacock confirms his voter information before voting at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Tuesday September 10, 2013. DAVIE HINSHAW - dhinshaw@charlotteobserver.com
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    DAVIE HINSHAW - THE CHARLOTTE OBSERVER
    Charlotte Republican mayoral candidate Edwin Peacock votes at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Tuesday September 10, 2013. DAVIE HINSHAW - dhinshaw@charlotteobserver.com
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    DAVIE HINSHAW - THE CHARLOTTE OBSERVER
    Charlotte Republican mayoral candidate Edwin Peacock after voting at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Tuesday September 10, 2013. DAVIE HINSHAW - dhinshaw@charlotteobserver.com
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    DIEDRA LAIRD - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
    Election judge Don Steelman (right) gives an "I Voted" sticker to Mary Elliot Currier, 3, who was with her mother Sheldon Currier (left) at the Forest Hill Church polling location Tuesday morning during Tuesday's primary race voting. Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
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    DIEDRA LAIRD - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
    Sheldon Currier and daughter Mary Elliot Currier, 3, leave the Forest Hill Church polling location Tuesday morning during Tuesday's primary race voting. Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
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    DIEDRA LAIRD - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
    Voters at Quail Hollow Presbyterian Church during Tuesday's primary races. Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
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    DIEDRA LAIRD - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
    Tom and Lynne Hudgins, parents of city council candidate James Peterson, vote at South Mecklenburg High School during Tuesday's primary races. Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
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    DIEDRA LAIRD - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
    L-r City Council Candidate Kate Payerle with her sister Lisa Jordan and Jordan's daughter (Payerle's niece) Abigail Jordan, 1, at South Mecklenburg High School during Tuesday's primary races. Jordan is Payerle's sister. Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
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    DIEDRA LAIRD - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
    Lisa Jordan and daughter Abigail Jordan, 1, at South Mecklenburg High School during Tuesday's primary races. Jordan is the sister of City Council Candidate Kate Payerle. Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
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    DAVID T. FOSTER III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Voting stickers are placed on a table at Precinct 109 in the Hawthorne Recreation Center during primary elections on September 10, 2013. David T. Foster III-dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
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    DAVID T. FOSTER III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Voting takes place at Precinct 109 in the Hawthorne Recreation Center during primary elections on September 10, 2013. David T. Foster III-dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
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    DAVID T. FOSTER III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Poll Assistant Mary Wiggins smiles as she helps a voter at Precinct 109 in the Hawthorne Recreation Center during primary elections on September 10, 2013. David T. Foster III-dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
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    DAVID T. FOSTER III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    A car drives into the parking lot past campaign signs at the Hawthorne Recreation Center for Precinct 109 during primary elections on September 10, 2013. David T. Foster III-dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
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