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Who's Backing Beverly Earle?

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A look at the Beverly Earle campaign's finance report shows a variety of income groups, races and occupations among her contributors. Former and current African-American politicians are prominent in the group, as are various attorneys and real estate related employees. Here is a representative sample of contributors:

Bob Johnson, owner, Charlotte Bobcats: $2,000

Harvey Gantt, architect, former mayor: $1,000

Mascot Uzor, owner, Jazz Café: $1,000

Kim Peterson, firefighter: $1,000

Darrell Williams, architect, former County Commissioner: $1,000

John Cotham, owner, Carolina Industrial Trucks: $1,000

Ron Leeper, construction company president, former City Councilman: $1,000

Robert Drakeford, real estate developer: $500

Curtis Osborne, attorney: $500

Emma Allen, banker: $500

Kory Jeter, real estate broker: $500

Jennifer Coble, attorney: $500

AT&T: $1,165

Current City Councilmembers:

• James Mitchell: $500

• Anthony Foxx: $1,000

• Michael Barnes: $1,000

• Nancy Carter: $100

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