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Forums to quiz candidates for 9th District, County Commission

Congressional candidates Roberts and Campbell

Congressional candidates Roberts (left) and Campbell

Area voters will be able to question candidates twice over the next two weeks when the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce hosts candidate forums in Davidson and Huntersville. The first this Thursday, Oct. 4, at CPCC’s Huntersville campus features candidates for N.C. House District 92 and Mecklenburg County Commission District 1. Then on Thursday, Oct. 11, two of the three candidates for U.S. Congress District 9 will face questions, followed by candidates for the at-large and District 1 county commission seats.

The 9th District forum will be short one candidate. Democrat Jennifer Roberts and Libertarian Curtis Campbell will be there. But former state Sen. Robert Pittenger will be campaigning that day and doesn’t plan to attend the Davidson forum, according to his staff. 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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Matthews commissioners Miller, Urban endorse Tarte in N.C. Senate race

Jeff Tarte

Jeff Tarte announced two more endorsements Wednesday in the south part of the new 41st Senate District. Matthews Commissioners Jeff Miller and John Urban this week joined Matthews Mayor Jim Taylor and Matthews Mayor pro-tem Paul Bailey in supporting Jeff Tarte, who is the mayor of Cornelius.

Mayor Tarte and John Aneralla of Huntersville are competing in a July 17 runoff election to determine the Republican candidate for the 41st N.C. Senate District. The race doubles as a final election: There are no challengers on the November ballot in the race.

Also, Mayor Tarte announced this week that he will be holding three “meet and greets” in Huntersville, Cornelius and Davidson in July. See below for the schedule, and to R.S.V.P. for the events. Read the full story

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Tarte and Aneralla show their differences at forum

Tarte and Aneralla

Jeff Tarte (left) and John Aneralla shared a laugh at the end of Thursday's Cornelius Town Hall forum. (Christina Ritchie Rogers/CorneliusNews.net)

By CHRISTINA RITCHIE ROGERS
CorneliusNews.net

N.C. Senate hopefuls Jeff Tarte and John Aneralla had a chance to show voters where they differ on Thursday during a lunchtime forum at Cornelius Town Hall. About 50 people turned out for the event, which came in advance of a July 17 runoff election between the two Republicans.

BELOW: Couldn’t make the forum? Listen to an audio replay.

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