Donors pumped more than $1.3 million into the campaigns of Atlanta mayoral contenders Keisha Lance Bottoms and Mary Norwood over the last month, according to finance disclosures posted ahead of the Tuesday runoff for the city’s top job.
Bottoms raised more than $850,000 since November, tallying more than $2.3 million overall since she jumped in the race. She reported having roughly $90,000 left for the final push.
Norwood collected roughly $480,000 during that same time span, for a total of roughly $1.9 million overall. She reported about $100,000 left in her campaign coffers.
All told, Atlanta mayoral candidates raised more than $11 million in the race to succeed Mayor Kasim Reed.
Some of metro Atlanta’s most powerful politicians and business leaders chipped into the contest during the final stretch.
Bottoms got support from former Gov. Roy Barnes; Live Nation president Peter Conlon; developer John Dewberry; Atlanta Hawks chief executive Steve Koonin; and several aides to Gov. Nathan Deal including chief of staff Chris Riley and Ryan Teague, his former executive counsel.
The records show in late November she also transferred more than $300,000 to the Democratic Party of Georgia, which has run an onslaught of ads attacking Norwood.
Norwood’s November donors include the real estate firm run by Republican U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson’s family, liquor magnate Don Leebern; ex-GOP state Reps. Melvin Everson and Ed Lindsey; Integral Group chief executive Egbert Perry; and the Turner Broadcasting System’s corporate PAC.
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