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In Atlanta’s mayoral runoff, Keisha Lance Bottoms borrowed Kasim Reed’s playbook

Eight years ago, former state senator Kasim Reed beat Mary Norwood in the Atlanta mayoral runoff by 714 votes – out of 84,000 or so cast. Last night, Keisha Lance Bottoms, a Reed protégé, apparently defeated Mary Norwood in the Atlanta mayoral runoff by 759 votes – out of 95,886…

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‘Political Rewind’ replay: Keisha Lance Bottoms, meet Mary Norwood – and vice versa

Today’s edition of GPB’s “Political Rewind” was a pioneering event: A conversational Atlanta mayoral debate, livestreamed statewide and broadcast live on 88.5 FM. Runoff candidates Keisha Lance Bottoms and Mary Norwood spent an hour in GPB studios, discussing race, corruption, income disparity and relations with the state Capitol. It was…

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Stacey Evans to endorse Keisha Lance Bottoms in Atlanta mayoral runoff

You’re about to witness the birth of a partnership that could carry deep into the 2018 Democratic race for governor. A cryptic note arrived from the campaign of Atlanta mayoral candidate Keisha Lance Bottoms on Monday evening, plugging a next-day “joint announcement regarding the future of Atlanta.” The address given…

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Bottoms calls in reinforcements: Booker, Harris stump for her mayoral campaign

Atlanta mayoral contender Keisha Lance Bottoms turned to high-profile national figures as she scrambles to consolidate Democratic support ahead of Tuesday’s runoff to lead the city. U.S. Sens. Cory Booker and Kamala Harris, both potential 2020 Democratic presidential contenders, held separate events across Atlanta on Sunday to support Bottoms in…

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

Georgia Democrats have been trying to paint Mary Norwood as a closet Republican for years. The poll released Friday by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and WSB-TV suggests it isn’t yet sticking in this year’s race for Atlanta mayor. The Landmark Communications poll, which pegged Norwood to a 6-point lead over Keisha…

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Jason Carter on mayor’s race: ‘Keisha is not Kasim Reed’

In remarks on Thursday, Democrat Jason Carter invoked his delicate relationship with Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed to explain his support for Atlanta mayoral candidate Keisha Lance Bottoms. The mayor and Carter have had a strained history that was tested during the former state senator’s 2014 gubernatorial bid. He acknowledged their…

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Kamala Harris set to visit Atlanta to stump for Bottoms campaign

U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris is set to visit Atlanta on Sunday to boost mayoral candidate Keisha Lance Bottoms’ campaign as the councilwoman makes a final push for help from Democratic heavyweights, according to two officials with knowledge of the visit. The California Democrat has already endorsed Bottoms’ campaign on social…

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Poll: Bottoms and Norwood are deadlocked in race for Atlanta mayor

A poll commissioned by Fox 5 Atlanta showed City Councilwomen Keisha Lance Bottoms and Mary Norwood in a statistical tie with less than a week before the vote for Atlanta mayor. The station reported that the poll of 500 registered Atlanta voters, which was conducted by Opinion Savvy, had Bottoms…

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Georgia’s Democratic establishment starts to rally behind Bottoms in Atlanta mayor race

Georgia’s Democratic establishment is stepping up its efforts to rally supporters behind Councilwoman Keisha Lance Bottoms’ campaign for Atlanta mayor, a technically nonpartisan race that is taking on more partisan undertones as the December runoff nears. A half-dozen current and former Democratic lawmakers from within the city’s limits endorsed Bottoms…

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Bottoms calls for AG inquiry into racist robo-calls

On the same evening that an independent poll put Keisha Lance Bottoms in the lead for the first time, the Atlanta mayoral candidate demanded that the state Attorney General Chris Carr investigate a Friday afternoon racist robo-call that urged listeners to line up behind her “to keep Atlanta black.” The…

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