by Michael Lowrey
? Democrat Jennifer Roberts relied on a wide network from earlier campaigns for county commissioner and Congress. With a long head-start on her rivals, she raised more than $300,000 from a variety of supporters, with an especially strong showing among women.
? After a late start, Democratic Mayor Dan Clodfelter raised $183,000, in part by tapping networks of fellow lawyers.
? Democratic City Council member David Howard raised $159,000 with contributions from across the city, including from two former mayors.
? Democrat Michael Barnes, the mayor pro tem, raised less than $20,000 and later downplayed the role of money.
? Republican Edwin Peacock raised $137,000, while his GOP opponent Scott Stone took in $104,000. Both relied heavily on support from business professionals and raised most of their money in southeast Charlotte.