Charlotte residents elected Patrick Cannon as the City’s new Mayor this week paving the way for Cannon to address unemployment and building a better relationship with Raleigh. Cannon beat out his Republican challenger, Edwin Peacock, by winning 53% of the vote. City residents also approved a $250 million bond referendum that green lights 17 projects for its CMS schools.
State elections around the country appears to be a harbinger of things to come for the 2014 mid-terms. With New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie handily winning his second term in the Garden State, and Terry McAullife’s narrow win in Virginia, the Republican Party are now mulling over how to reign in the vociferous voice and obstructionist agenda of the Tea Party. ‘COMMUNITY VOICES’host, Ron Holland debated Conservative talker, Henry Hollingshead about this week’s elections and what it portends for the 2014 mid-terms. They also delved into the latest news on the Affordable Care Act.