A late wave of cash washes over Atlanta mayor’s race

Atlanta mayoral candidates Mary Norwood (right) and Keisha Lance Bottoms at the Atlanta Press Club debate last week. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM

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.

You’ll find more on PoliticallyGeorgia.com, including these stories:

Democrats have yet to consolidate behind Bottoms, AJC/WSB poll suggests

Bottoms begins to distance herself from Reed in Atlanta mayoral race

Bottoms, Norwood spar in televised debate in Atlanta mayor’s race

Georgia Democrats divided over party’s role in hunt for mayor

Of ‘thugs’ and ‘coded language’ Atlanta mayoral candidates clash in GPB debate

Metro Atlanta’s LGBT voters flex muscle, see power grow in new ways

With Atlanta mayor vote, a fabled bipartisan alliance comes to an end

A closer look at the big-name endorsements in the Atlanta mayor’s race

Atlanta mayoral hopefuls call for transparency. How do they measure up?

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NAACP_voice
NAACP_voice

Atlanta has prospered as the capitol of the South under African-American leadership.

Let's not go in the wrong direction.

Atlantarama
Atlantarama

NAACP_voice: IMO, Atlanta has become a laughingstock under Kasim Reed’s “African-American leadership.” It’s time for change.

scruffy0724
scruffy0724

@NAACP_voice The NAACP is jewish controlled. Started in aprox. 1910. The NAACP got it's first black president in 1975. So naacp voice, did you write that all by your self or did you follow the direction of your jewish master.

Sofia,,,
Sofia,,,

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Mister Smithwick
Mister Smithwick

Every 400-lb. black on dialysis will be bused in for voting in another inept, corrupt black buffoon.  Will it work this time?

Camila....
Camila....

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The TAIKI
The TAIKI

There's a fine line between donors willingly giving money to a campaign and donors being extorted money by the black political machine for a certain campaign. The machine will not lose to a white woman after 44 years of black power!!!!

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