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Kasim Reed: Keisha Bottoms would ‘stop GOP takeover of City Hall’

The rollout of Kasim Reed’s endorsement of Keisha Lance Bottoms in the race to replace him as mayor of Atlanta advances today with a 60-second radio ad. The spot continues to take advantage of and magnify the Democratic Party of Georgia’s assault on Mary Norwood. It also carefully invokes the…

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WSB poll: Bottoms gains on Norwood in Atlanta mayor race

Keisha Lance Bottoms surged to within striking distance of Mary Norwood in the latest WSB-TV poll of the crowded race for Atlanta mayor, catapulting ahead of rivals gunning for a spot in a likely runoff. The poll, conducted by Landmark Communications, had Norwood in the lead with 22 percent of…

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Bottoms near top of latest Atlanta mayoral race poll

A pair of city councilwomen top the latest poll for Atlanta’s mayoral contest, leading a gaggle of rivals who remain within striking distance in the wide-open race. The 11Alive poll has Mary Norwood at 28 percent, staking her with the same formidable lead that other polls showed. It also showed…

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A show of political force at Atlanta’s gay pride festival

A pink-shirted Rep. John Lewis was celebrated with a hero’s welcome. Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed held court from atop a towering float. Two Democratic candidates for governor paraded down Peachtree, as did just about every contender for Atlanta office. Not too long ago, the Atlanta Pride parade was at best…

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Tom Price refused to cooperate with insider-trading probe

Our eagle-eyed WSB Radio colleague Jamie Dupree spotted a tidbit toward the end of a rather damning House Ethics Committee report on U.S. Rep. Chris Collins, R-N.Y.  You may remember that Collins’ name came up repeatedly during Senate hearings on Price’s nomination to become secretary of health and human services.…

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Delta CEO on Donald Trump’s wall: ‘We’re going to fly over that damn thing’

In May, Delta Air Lines began a joint venture with Aeromexico. The latter gets connections to Atlanta, Detroit, Los Angeles, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New York, Salt Lake City and Seattle. Delta gets greater access to Mexico through Aeromexico hubs in Mexico City, Monterrey and Guadalajara. The U.S. airline now has a…

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Kasim Reed picks a side in the race to replace him

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed formally endorsed City Councilwoman Keisha Lance Bottoms in the crowded race to succeed him, saying Wednesday he will make stops at 40 barber shops and beauty salons over the weekend to support her. Reed made the announcement on V-103 early Wednesday; the AJC previously reported the…

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Politics, parents and candidates with sabotaged childhoods

If campaign seasons had names, this one might be called the Age of the Dysfunctional Parent. One of the most parodied clichés of political campaigns is the origin story. Virtuous fathers and mothers are often involved. They swim oceans and climb out of slums. Sometimes they slug their way into…

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The Jolt: Some harsh notes on a poll of the race for mayor of Atlanta

We told you earlier this week about an 11Alive/Survey USA horse-race poll that put Mary Norwood ahead with 28 percent in the race for mayor of Atlanta. The next candidate, fellow councilwoman Keisha Lance Bottoms, finished at 15 percent. “Undecided” came in third, followed by the eight other candidates. Late…

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The Jolt: In the Atlanta race for mayor, connecting dots isn’t hard

People, people. If you’re going to pretend you’re acting independently of each other, you can at least make it a little harder to connect the dots. There’s no challenge here. On Wednesday, the Atlanta mayoral campaign of Keisha Lance Bottoms launched a TV campaign. The key phrase in her 30-second…

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