Mayor Pat McCrory:
The Charlotte Observer proclaimed that losing is new for Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory.
While that may be true, he isnt 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 wasnt 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, whats 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 McCrorys press secretary wasnt returned to Creative Loafing Friday afternoon to discuss what was in McCrorys future.
One thing is certain hes still the mayor. For now at least in 2009, if he decides to run for reelection again, hes facing a challenge from At-Large City Councilman Anthony Foxx.