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Charlotte mayor in Democrat runoff; GOP choses candidate

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Charlotte Mayor Dan Clodfelter must win a runoff to have a chance to win a full term as leader of North Carolina’s largest city.

Unofficial returns show Clodfelter got nearly 26 percent of the vote in a six-way Democratic primary Tuesday. He finished second to Jennifer Roberts, who got nearly 36 percent of the vote.

The winner of the Oct. 6 runoff will face Republican Edwin Peacock III in November. Peacock got 66 percent of the vote against Scott Stone.

Clodfelter became mayor in April 2014 after replacing Patrick Cannon, who was arrested in an undercover FBI sting dealing with bribery and building permits.

Peacock lost to Cannon in the 2013 election.

Roberts could be the second woman to serve as mayor after Republican Sue Myrick in the 1980s.

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