Roberts, Peacock lead Charlotte mayoral races

By Jim Morrill Charlotte Observer August 30, 2015 Democrat Jennifer Roberts and Republican Edwin Peacock III hold solid leads in their mayoral primaries a week before the start of early voting, according to a Charlotte Observer Poll. Roberts has the support of 39 percent of likely Democratic voters, one point shy of what she would […]

Women, black voters hold key to Democratic primary

By Jim Morrill Charlotte Observer August 29, 2015 Crystal Richardson represents one of the most sought-after prizes of Charlotte’s Democratic mayoral primary: She’s a woman. She’s black. And she’s undecided. Those groups hold the key to the Sept. 15 primary, whose winner will be favored to become the next mayor of an increasingly Democratic city. […]

Charlotte mayor hopeful Jennifer Roberts runs hard to return to office

By Steve Harrison Charlotte Observer August 15, 2015 Last May, Jennifer Roberts began what might be one of the longest mayoral campaigns Charlotte has seen. Weeks after Patrick Cannon resigned after his arrest on federal corruption charges in late March, Roberts announced at Freedom Park that she would run. “A lot of people were encouraging […]

Charlotte’s mayoral hopefuls reach out to their bases to raise funds

Source: The Charlotte Observer

By Jim Morrill Charlotte Observer August 10, 2015  HIGHLIGHTS Democrat Jennifer Roberts led all candidates by raising more than $300,000 Democrat Dan Clodfelter tapped a network of fellow lawyers Republicans Edwin Peacock and Scott Stone turned to business and GOP donors From the corner office to across the street, Charlotte’s mayoral candidates turned to their […]

With early start, Roberts has big fund-raising edge in Charlotte mayor’s race

By Steve Harrison Charlotte Observer July 31, 2015 Jennifer Roberts has so far raised $302,277 for the upcoming Charlotte mayoral race, the most among Democrats and Republicans, according to the first campaign finance reports filed Friday. Roberts, who announced her candidacy in May 2014, said two-thirds of her donors have given less than $200. “My […]

Roberts raises $300,000 for mayoral race

By Jim Morrill Charlotte Observer July 22, 2015 Charlotte Democrat Jennifer Roberts Tuesday reported raising more than $300,000 for her mayoral bid, a near-record amount for this point in a campaign for an open seat. Roberts was the first mayoral candidate to file a fundraising report. They’re due at the end of the month. “We […]

EMILY’s List endorses Roberts for mayor

Endorsement follows poll showing Roberts leads opponents by nearly 2 to 1 Charlotte, NC — Today, EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest group dedicated to getting more women elected to public office, endorsed Jennifer Roberts for mayor of Charlotte.      “I am proud that our campaign has earned the endorsement and support of EMILY’S List,” said […]

New Poll: Roberts leads nearly 2 to 1

Poll shows Roberts leads nearly 2 to 1 over nearest opponent Former Chairman of County Commission viewed favorably among all voting groups A new poll of likely primary voters in the Charlotte race for mayor shows Jennifer Roberts with a nearly 2 to 1 lead over her nearest opponents. The poll shows Jennifer Roberts with […]

Polling memo details

Lake Research Partners To: Interested Parties From: Joshua Ulibarri and Celinda Lake Re: Polling in the Charlotte, NC Democratic Primary Date: June 24, 2015 A recent survey among likely Democratic primary voters in Charlotte, NC shows former Commissioner and Chair of the Mecklenburg County Commission, Jennifer Roberts leading the field of Democratic candidates. Roberts leads […]

Analysis: Roberts “most formidable” Democrat in race

Campaign News Politics NC, a blog and news site devoted to providing “a reasoned voice” in NC political debates, cited Jennifer Roberts as the most formidable candidate in the Democratic field for Charlotte mayor. Of the field, Roberts would probably be the most formidable opponent on the Democratic side. In 2012, she surprisingly won the […]