<![CDATA[Politics & Government News |]]> http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/politics-government/election/ en-us Thu, 02 Feb 2017 17:25:18 EST http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Thu, 02 Feb 2017 17:25:18 EST Elections 60 ccarpenter@charlotteobserver.com(Cheryl Carpenter) Dems’ new plan for 2018: New candidates, more ambition http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/politics-government/election/article183560906.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 08 Nov 2017 18:24:06 EST

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Republicans suddenly fear disastrous 2018 http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/politics-government/election/article183451801.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 08 Nov 2017 12:51:22 EST

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How the last election helped Democrat Vi Lyles win Tuesday’s mayoral race http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/politics-government/election/article183558336.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 08 Nov 2017 18:14:06 EST

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Vi Lyles was tempted to go negative on GOP’s Smith. ‘But you have to be who you are.’ http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/politics-government/election/article183431876.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 08 Nov 2017 11:32:59 EST

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Democrat Vi Lyles makes history in Charlotte mayoral win http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/politics-government/election/article183325696.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 07 Nov 2017 19:37:39 EST

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The CMS board will see three new faces, but maybe not much change http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/politics-government/election/article183329741.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 07 Nov 2017 19:51:09 EST

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Voters approve bonds for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. Here’s what they will do. http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/politics-government/election/article183325621.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 07 Nov 2017 19:36:50 EST

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Early vote has Dems comfortably leading all four at-large City Council seats http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/politics-government/election/article183326851.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 07 Nov 2017 19:41:08 EST

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Tuesday is Election Day for mayor, council and school board. What you need to know. http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/politics-government/election/article183030821.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 06 Nov 2017 13:28:10 EST

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Charlotte’s Vote Yes school bond campaign has big money left for final push http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/politics-government/election/article182926301.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 05 Nov 2017 16:44:15 EST

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A speech Jesse Helms never gave would have changed U.S. politics http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/politics-government/article182500131.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 04 Nov 2017 10:42:11 EDT

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Why a Republican has a shot at mayor in Democratic Charlotte for first time in years http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/politics-government/election/article182640971.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 04 Nov 2017 18:02:28 EDT

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Mayoral candidates argue over tolls, HB2 – and the tone of their campaign http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/politics-government/election/article182208976.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 01 Nov 2017 21:07:56 EDT

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Observer, WBTV host Charlotte mayoral debate; click for link to watch live http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/politics-government/election/article181897411.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 31 Oct 2017 14:07:11 EDT Staff reports

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Here’s why Kenny Smith can run more TV ads than Vi Lyles http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/politics-government/election/article181779051.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 30 Oct 2017 18:44:32 EDT

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Need a reminder why you should vote? Ask loser of coin flip. http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/politics-government/election/article181271176.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 28 Oct 2017 13:17:42 EDT

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Why are outside groups getting involved in Charlotte’s local election? http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/politics-government/election/article181366746.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 27 Oct 2017 18:25:53 EDT

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5 years ago NC man was an addict and embezzler. Now he’s running for public office http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/politics-government/election/article181120391.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 26 Oct 2017 17:58:47 EDT

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Join our studio audience for upcoming Charlotte mayoral debate http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/politics-government/election/article180848196.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 25 Oct 2017 14:50:38 EDT http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/politics-government/election/article180848196.html Mayoral candidates clash again over whether contract vote was unethical http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/politics-government/election/article180580386.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 24 Oct 2017 12:50:34 EDT

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New poll shows a virtual deadlock in Charlotte’s mayor race http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/politics-government/article180445456.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 23 Oct 2017 16:15:00 EDT

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Black Political Caucus, influential political player, fined for late finance reports http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/politics-government/election/article180447276.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 23 Oct 2017 16:24:38 EDT

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Here’s what you need to know about candidates for mayor, city council, school board http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/politics-government/election/article179771071.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 19 Oct 2017 15:31:24 EDT By Jim Morrill

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Can Republicans crack at-large race when they’re out-numbered 2-1? http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/politics-government/election/article179693241.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 19 Oct 2017 11:03:32 EDT

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Mayoral hopefuls disagree on the streetcar and these other issues http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/politics-government/election/article179766316.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 19 Oct 2017 15:18:11 EDT

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Kenny Smith accuses Vi Lyles of a conflict. The city attorney said there is none. http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/politics-government/election/article179593141.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 18 Oct 2017 18:10:40 EDT

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Here’s what you need to know about candidates for mayor, city council, school board http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/politics-government/election/article179484596.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 18 Oct 2017 11:34:52 EDT By Jim Morrill

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Trump's small-dollar donors fuel surge in GOP fundraising http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/politics-government/election/article179293746.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 18 Oct 2017 05:00:00 EDT

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Early voting ends Saturday. Here’s what you need to know. http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/politics-government/election/article179284826.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:05:37 EDT

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Ed Driggs faces Democratic challenger Sharon Roberts in District 7 race http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/politics-government/election/article179362776.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:10:56 EDT

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