*Release from N.C. Democratic Party
Nov. 6, 2013.Expanding on recent wins in Wake County, North Carolina Democrats are celebrating big wins in targeted local races across the state, including Charlotte, Greensboro and Boone, with Fayetteville still too close to call.
2013 LOCAL ELECTIONS HIGHLIGHTS:
- Patrick Cannon topped Edwin Peacock with over 52 percent of the vote despite heavy investment from the National and State Republican Parties.
- Popular city council incumbent Nancy Vaughan knocked off sitting Mayor Robbie Perkins with nearly 60 percent of the vote.
- Current NCDP 3rd Vice Chair and city council member Andy Ball had the day in Boone garnering 58 percent of the vote in a three-way race.
- Despite being heavily outspent by her GOP opponent, Val Applewhite is locked in a race too close to call. With 60 of 60 precincts unofficially reportingthe race is locked at 50.49 to 49.39%.
- Democratic incumbents were elected by wide margins in Winston-Salem, Wilmington, Durham and Greenville.
The North Carolina Democratic Party (NCDP) Chair Randy Voller released the following statement hailing the wins:
“Tonight was a referendum on the toxic Republican agenda that has rendered public education unrecognizable, rejected healthcare for thousands of North Carolinians and overreached on local control of municipal assets,” NCDP Chair Randy Voller said. “Democrats expanded our bench by winning critical races across the state by offering a sensible alternative to the fringe policies of the Republican majorities in Raleigh. Voters sent a signal loud and clear that they’re tired of rigid ideology and they’re ready to elect leaders who will fight for the values of North Carolina and invest in our future. Democrats will seize this momentum and now it’s all eyes on 2014 where we will re-elect Senator Kay Hagan and take back seats in the General Assembly.”