Watch the Charlotte mayoral debate online

Democrats Vi Lyles, Joel Ford and incumbent Jennifer Roberts will debate, followed by questions for Republican candidate Kenny Smith

Charlotte mayoral candidates debated Wednesday night, in a one hour event hosted by The Charlotte Observer and WBTV.

Democrats Joel Ford, Vi Lyles and Jennifer Roberts debated, followed by questions for Republican candidate Kenny Smith.

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Those featured included only those candidates who filed the last two campaign finance reports, The Charlotte Observer reports.

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Watch the debate below.

It has been a wild Charlotte mayoral campaign. Early voting continues through Sept. 9, with the election set for Sept. 12.

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