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Dems win commission majority; Bentley re-elected

Karen Bentley

Karen Bentley was re-elected in Mecklenburg County Commission District 1.

Voters handed the Democrats a 6-3 majority on the Mecklenburg County Commission Tuesday, including a sweep of all three vacant at-large seats.

Democrats Pat Cotham (19.8 percent), Kim Ratliff (19.6 percent) and Trevor Fuller (19.1 percent) won the three at-large seats. Those seats were left vacant when current County Commission Chair Harold Cogdell Jr. decided not to run and commissioners Jennifer Roberts and JIm Pendergraph decided to run for the 9th Congressional district seat. Read the full story

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Audio: Candidates face questions at Chamber forum

Jennifer Roberts and Curtis Campbell

Jennifer Roberts (left) and Curtis Campbell answered questions at Thursday night’s Davidson College forum. (David Boraks/DavidsonNews.net)

Ninth Congressional district candidates Democrat Jennifer Roberts and Libertarian Curtis Campbell offered diverging views of government in an election forum Thursday night at Davidson College.

AUDIO REPLAY: Listen to replays of the three sessions below Read the full story

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Candidates face voters Thu. at Davidson forum; Pittenger opts out

election 2012 bugTwo of the three candidates for the 9th Congressional District seat – Jennifer Roberts and Curtis Campbell – will answer voters’ questions during an election forum Thursday night, Oct. 11, at Davidson College. Former Republican state Sen. Robert Pittenger has opted out, saying he plans to campaign elsewhere in the district that night. The forum also includes candidates for Mecklenburg County Commission at-large and District 1. Read the full story

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In 2nd close finish, Tarte edges out Aneralla in primary for N.C. Senate seat

Jeff Tarte

Updated July 18, 2012 at 2:15 p.m.

Edging out Huntersville business owner John Aneralla by just about 200 votes, according to unofficial results, Cornelius Mayor Jeff Tarte won the second primary election July 17 and will represent District 41 in the N.C Senate. Tuesday’s runoff vote between the two came after a close finish in the primary May 8 – and again, the men finished neck and neck, with less than three percent of the vote separating them. Read the full story

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Early voting for 2nd primary opens Monday

Early voting for the July 17 elections began Monday morning, and runs through Saturday, July 14. Included on the ballot are two runoff elections: One between N.C. Senate District 41 candidates Jeff Tarte and John Aneralla, both Republicans; and the other between 9th Congressional District Republican candidates Jim Pendergraph and Robert Pittenger. See below for early voting times and locations. Read the full story

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