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Field getting crowded for upcoming mayor's race

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CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

With Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx headed to Washington, the question remains who's in and who's out when the race for mayor begins later this year.

There appears to be lots of movement already for the democrats. Many eyes are on State Senator Malcolm Graham, the Mecklenburg representative who fought to keep Charlotte Douglas International in local hands, but Graham may not be the only person who could jump in the race who's with to the general assembly.

Observers say that State Senator Dan Clodfelter like Graham is a former city council member, and sources say that state representative Becky Carney who is a former county commissioner may also be eyeing the mayor's job.

It is widely known in many circles that Charlotte Mayor pro tem Patrick Cannon is interested in what appears to be taking what seems to be the most logical step.

So far just one republican has expressed an interest in the job.

Former City Councilman Edwin Peacock has made it clear that he wants to be our city's next mayor.

Candidate filing begins in July.

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