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Why Cannon Backfired

Black caucus divisions, backlash from arena battle doomed campaign


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Personal obstacles aside, it's still not clear that fundraising was going well for the campaign in Charlotte. Two out of the three fundraisers Cannon was planning were to be held out of town, in Atlanta and Florida, Mitchell says.

Either way, most observers now see Cannon's political career as dead in the water, a hard and fast fall for a man who just months ago was believed by many to be one of the city's most promising politicians.

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