Charlotte mayor unexpectedly loses Democratic primary

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – The two protagonists in the battle over LGBT rights in North Carolina are now out of the political picture after a surprise in a mayoral primary Sept. 12.

Charlotte Mayor Pro Tempore Vi Lyles captured the Democratic primary, defeating Mayor Jennifer Roberts with 46 percent of the vote. Roberts got 36 percent of the vote, with State Sen. Joel Ford finishing third at 15 percent.

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NC state senator responds to critics with GIF of defecating dog

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – A North Carolina state senator who’s running for mayor of Charlotte has had his Twitter use restricted by his campaign manager after he posted an animated image of a defecating dog in response to critics of his LGBT stance.

WFAE-FM in Charlotte reports campaign manager Dakota Cary confirmed the tweet was sent Tuesday by Democratic state Sen. Joel Ford.

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