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Cannon Wins Democratic Nomination

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CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

Charlotte Mayor Pro Tem Patrick Cannon is one step closer to the mayor's office.

He opened up a sizable lead against city councilman James Mitchell and never looked back.

During his victory speech at uptown's Sheraton Hotel, he reflected on being a 26-year-old city council member back in the 1993..

He told supporters that this was his 10th election and that "winning never gets old".

Surrounded by his wife and two children, Cannon said, "I am proud to accept, the democratic nomination for the Mayor of Charlotte."

 The democratic nominee talked to WBTV first, and said that one of his main priorities is making sure that Charlotte moves forward in a tough economy.

"It comes down to jobs (that's) number one. It comes down to making sure that we have a safe community, "he said." It comes down to make sure that we're operating in fiscally conservative in a way that we make sure that Charlotte doesn't end up like a lot of cities around the country that finds themselves tanking in a bad way."

Cannon also said that he is hoping that James Mitchell who came in second will support his campaign in the general election, and that democrats will be a unified party.

He will face Republican Edwin Peacock on November 5.

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