City Council member Kenny Smith, shown here announcing his mayoral run, won the Republican mayoral primary and faces Democrat Vi Lyles in November. Davie Hinshaw The Charlotte Observer
City Council member Kenny Smith, shown here announcing his mayoral run, won the Republican mayoral primary and faces Democrat Vi Lyles in November. Davie Hinshaw The Charlotte Observer

Here’s why Republicans think they have a chance for the top job in a blue city

July 22, 2017 05:34 PM