What now for Pat McCrory?

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Mayor Pat McCrory:

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The Charlotte Observer proclaimed that losing is new for Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory.

While that may be true, he isn’t the first Charlotte mayor to lose statewide. It happened to Richard Vinroot when he ran for governor, it happened to Harvey Gantt when he faced off against Jesse Helms, back when North Carolina wasn’t so blue.

Now that the mayor is unemployed — he gave up his Duke Energy job to seek higher office — and back to being the head of Charlotte full time, though it is a part-time job, what’s next for McCrory?

“My wife told me eight months ago what my future would be here in Charlotte and I'll announce that later,” the mayor told WCNC-News Channel 36.

A call to McCrory’s press secretary wasn’t returned to Creative Loafing Friday afternoon to discuss what was in McCrory’s future.

One thing is certain — he’s still the mayor. For now at least — in 2009, if he decides to run for reelection again, he’s facing a challenge from At-Large City Councilman Anthony Foxx.

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