Lioneld Jordan was trying to talk to a local television crew when early vote totals popped up on the big screen. The ensuing cheers ruined the interview.
Jordan’s camp was jovial, expecting later numbers to cement his sizable lead over Dan Coody, the former mayor Jordan unseated four years ago.
“Looking good so far,” was all Jordan was willing to admit.
Many of the cheers came from Fayetteville police officers and firefighters, who threw support behind the campaign again this cycle.
Lioneld Jordan steps into a quiet corner to check messages as early votes show him leading in his bid for another term as Fayetteville mayor.