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Via: Charlotte Observer

Voters ended more than two decades of Republican leadership in Charlotte Tuesday by electing Democrat Anthony Foxx the city’s second African-American mayor and the youngest in memory.

Foxx won Charlotte’s closest mayoral race in years, taking just over 51 percent of the vote over Republican John Lassiter in unofficial totals.

At a victory celebration, Foxx shared a long hug with a jubilant Harvey Gantt, the last Democratic and first African-American mayor.

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