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Charlotte City Council meetings could soon get awkward.  A city council member that the mayor actively campaigned against has won re-election.

Renee Perkins Johnson beat two primary challengers, one of which was endorsed by Charlotte mayor Vi Lyles.  Johnson and Lyles are both Democrats, but did not always agree when it came to council votes.  Lyles threw her support behind Wil Russell, but Johnson beat Russell in Tuesday’s primary by around ten percentage points.  When Charlotte City Council reconvenes, Lyles will have to work alongside an incumbent she tried to unseat.

Lyles handily won her primary challenge from Lucille Puckett and will face Republican Misun Kim and Libertarian Rob Yates in the Nov. 7 General Election.  Lyles is seeking her fourth term as Charlotte’s mayor.


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