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Observer editorial board members analyze Wednesday night’s Charlotte mayoral debate

Six of the candidates running for mayor of Charlotte faced-off Thursday during a debate sponsored by The Charlotte Observer and WBTV. Pictured are (top, left to right): moderator Steve Crump, and Democrats Michael Barnes, Dan Clodfelter, David Howard and Jennifer Roberts; (bottom, left to right): Crump and Republicans Scott Stone and Edwin Peacock.
Six of the candidates running for mayor of Charlotte faced-off Thursday during a debate sponsored by The Charlotte Observer and WBTV. Pictured are (top, left to right): moderator Steve Crump, and Democrats Michael Barnes, Dan Clodfelter, David Howard and Jennifer Roberts; (bottom, left to right): Crump and Republicans Scott Stone and Edwin Peacock. Charlotte

The six major candidates vying to be Charlotte’s next mayor squared off Wednesday night in a televised, two-part debate hosted by Queens University and sponsored by the Charlotte Observer and WBTV.

Thursday morning, as early voting opened in advance of the Sept. 15 primary, Observer Editorial Page Editor Taylor Batten and Associate Editors Eric Frazier and Peter St. Onge offered insights on how the debate went.

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