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1996 - Helms Defeats Gantt

Event Date: 
November 5, 1996
Event Type: 
90s Charlotte 1990-1999

November 5, 1996 - Helms defeats Gantt.

  • Winning a rare fifth term, conservative senator Jessie Helms defeats Harvey Gantt for the second time in six years. 
  • Gantt, Charlotte’s former mayor, declares that he will “find a way to serve. We are going to work for change.”