Candidate ME This podcast will not only bring you the latest news on the 2017 races, but we're also going to go past the crafted messages and public face of campaigns to show you the art, science and, yes, shenanigans of campaigning. The stuff behind the scenes. This is Candidate ME, a hypothetical campaign to be Charlotte's mayor.
Candidate ME

Candidate ME

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This podcast will not only bring you the latest news on the 2017 races, but we're also going to go past the crafted messages and public face of campaigns to show you the art, science and, yes, shenanigans of campaigning. The stuff behind the scenes. This is Candidate ME, a hypothetical campaign to be Charlotte's mayor.More from Candidate ME »

Most Recent Episodes

Candidate ME 11 - What Happens Next?

Yes, this podcast could have stopped with episode 10. Instead we channeled our inner Spinal Tap and make this one "go to 11." Why? To talk about what happens next of course. For Charlotte's new mayor, new Council and for the city itself. In an encore performance our political hacks tackle those issues and more. Plus an email poses an intriguing offer which Host Tom Bullock accepts and digging through the fun list of write-in candidates.

Candidate ME 10 - Candidate THEM

Notice something different with our logo? With the election now just days away Candidate ME has become Candidate THEM, a modern twist on that election season classic - the voter guide.

Growth And Roads Key Issues As Towns Elect New Leaders

This election season, political reporter Tom Bullock has been busy covering the race for Charlotte mayor and council through his Candidate ME podcast. This week, there's more of that - he goes outside the city. Tom spoke to WFAE's David Boraks about races for mayor and town board surrounding Charlotte. David says that concerns over growth are a consistent theme.

Candidate ME 9 - Find The Sum

With Election Day less than two weeks away and early votes already being cast, Candidate ME shifts into high gear. In this episode we introduce something new, real candidates call in to answer a mad lib and two important question in order to sway your vote. And Host Tom Bullock unleashes positive and negative Candidate ME ads unto the world. Plus Dan and Larry are back! Our completely biased bipartisan political panel is back and we run through all the races in Charlotte. Oh, and chairs. Two

Candidate ME 8 - Ad It Up

It's fall. Halloween is just around the corner and the November election is not far behind. It therefore seems fitting for Candidate ME to delve into one of the true dark arts of campaigns, political advertising.

Candidate ME Bonus - What Happened (Charlotte Edition)

Yes, Candidate ME was scheduled to be on a break. But then Tuesday, September 12 rolled around, the mayor was voted out, other incumbents were defeated and the Charlotte City Council changed in significant ways. And no one saw it coming. So host Tom Bullock digs into just why Jennifer Roberts lost, gets a preview of the general election campaigns likely to be run by Democrat Vi Lyles and Republican Kenny Smith and takes a look at the what the changes on the council really mean for the city. Oh,

Candidate ME 6 - The Waiting...

Tuesday, September 12, is a make or break day for candidates. It's primary day after all, the day the candidate herd is culled. What is that day like for political consultants and candidates who have to simply wait for results?

Candidate ME 5 - The Political Fight For Little Charlotte

We're back with a full length episode. And since Tom can't be picked for jury duty for another two years, we'll remain back for the foreseeable future. This week's episode is all about the race for the District 1 seat on Charlotte's city council. And what a race it is.

Candidate ME Episode 5 Preview

Yes, my jury duty is over. But uncertainty over just when it would end (and the sun's sudden brief disappearance) meant I had to push back some key interviews to late in the week. Which left me with too little time to finish up a full podcast this week. But rest assured – we will be back with a full episode next week. And it's a doozy.

Candidate ME? An Ode To Where Our Pretend Candidate Is

Have you noticed? Candidate ME hasn't been on the campaign trail this week. Host Tom Bullock puts on his (family friendly) limerick hat to explain why, and when Candidate ME will return, as best he legally can. _

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