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Yvonne Abraham

Is Charles Yancey’s run for real?

It looks like a cynical political calculation. But to hear Charles Yancey tell it, standing for mayor while also running to keep his City Council seat is the quintessence of magnanimity.

His devotees fretted at the prospect of losing him if, by some chance, he did not ascend to the city’s top job (he currently polls at 3 percent). They asked him to stay in both races. He agreed. For them.

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