Councilman James Mitchell http://wfae.org en James Mitchell Withdraws From 12th Congressional District Race http://wfae.org/post/james-mitchell-withdraws-12th-congressional-district-race <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Less than two months after officially filing to run for Congress, former Charlotte city councilman James "</span>Smuggie<span style="line-height: 1.5;">" Mitchell says he is no longer a candidate for the </span>12<sup>th</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> congressional district seat.</span></p><div><p></p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 21:57:09 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 48989 at http://wfae.org James Mitchell Withdraws From 12th Congressional District Race A Quick Primary Rundown http://wfae.org/post/quick-primary-rundown <p>Today is primary election day. The election season has been relatively low-key, since no federal or state offices are up for grabs. WFAE’s Ben Bradford joined All Things Considered host Mark Rumsey on Mondayfor a quick look at the races for Charlotte mayor and City Council.</p><p></p><p>RUMSEY<span style="line-height: 1.5;">: First, recap the race for mayor.</span></p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 11:24:31 +0000 Ben Bradford 34976 at http://wfae.org Democratic Mayoral Candidates Debate Before Primary http://wfae.org/post/democratic-mayoral-candidates-debate-primary <p>Charlotte’s mayoral primaries are a little less than a week away. Four Democrats and two Republicans will vie on the ballot to replace former mayor Anthony Foxx. Today, the Democratic candidates met for a debate sponsored by the League of Women Voters. WFAE’s Ben Bradford attended the debate, and he joined All Things Considered host Mark Rumsey for an overview of those candidates.</p><p></p><p> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 23:26:06 +0000 Ben Bradford 34648 at http://wfae.org Charlotte 'Regrouping' On Panthers Funding Plan http://wfae.org/post/charlotte-regrouping-panthers-funding-plan <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Charlotte City Council has given up the fight for permission to raise the local restaurant tax as a way to raise money for Panthers' Stadium upgrades.</span></p><p>Councilman James Mitchell says <a href="http://www.ncleg.net/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl?Session=2013&amp;BillID=H193" target="_blank">the measure passed by the state house Wednesday</a> is "the best the city will get." It only gives the city flexibility to use existing restaurant tax revenues for the football stadium.</p> Thu, 28 Mar 2013 12:36:41 +0000 Julie Rose 24121 at http://wfae.org Charlotte 'Regrouping' On Panthers Funding Plan