• Charlotte mayoral candidates release finance reports ahead of election

    By: Scott Wickersham


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Channel 9 received an update on how much the Charlotte mayoral candidates raised this election season.

    The candidate had to turn in their campaign finance reports Monday on how much they have raised before Oct. 21.

    Democrat Patrick Cannon stands at $266,000, and his opponent, Republican Edwin Peacock III, raised nearly $350,000 for his campaign.

    Channel 9 was there Monday afternoon as Peacock cast his vote at the Morrison Regional Library in Southpark.

    With just one week left for campaigning, he talked about what his team will focus on.

    “(We are) trying to change the tide of local government that is increasingly partisan that we find very ineffective and exactly what the Republican party does not want to do here in Charlotte,” Peacock said.

    Cannon did not vote on Monday.

    He told Channel 9 he plans on casting his ballot on Election Day, Tuesday Nov. 5.

    You can hear much more from both candidates Tuesday night on Channel 9.

    They recently invited Channel 9 anchor Blair Miller into their home introduced him to their families and told him why they are qualified to be Charlotte’s next mayor.

    The 30 minutes special airs at 7 p.m. on Channel 9.

    To see a tale of the tape on both candidates and raw video from our interviews, visit our special Charlotte mayor section here.

    During the special follow along on Twitter:


    Blair Miller: @BlairMiller9

    Patrick Cannon: @Cannonformayor

    Edwin Peacock:  @EdwinPeacockIII

    Follow along using the hashtag #CltMayorWSOC

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