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  •  THAT I don't know. (16+ / 0-)

    I do know that the previous five-term mayor, Charles Meeker, is a Democrat, and the current mayor, Nancy Mcfarlane, elected last year, is registered "unaffiliated" but was endorsed by the Democratic Party.

    This represents a "growing up" of Raleigh, where Meeker's predecessor, the execrable Tom Fetzer, went on to head North Carolina's Republican party. Fetzer gained notoriety as part of "Teh Stoopid" when he lashed out at President Obama's 2009 pro-education, pro-studying video, saying that children shouldn't be allowed to watch it because "they don't need the president to to tell them to study hard".

    Of course, people like Fetzer realize that keeping our kids stupid is the only way to keep the next generation voting Republican, so I guess he was just doing his job as party chairman!

    Bottom line is, however...Raleigh, like Charlotte, seems to be moving in the right - that would be blue  - direction.

    "Bernie Madoff's mistake was stealing from the rich. If he'd stolen from the poor he'd have a cabinet position." -OPOL

    by blue in NC on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 08:57:55 AM PDT

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