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Is Andre Dickens the Progressive in This Mayoral Runoff Election?

Andre Dickens

With the Nov. 30 runoff just days away, mayoral candidates Felicia Moore and Andre Dickens are busy trying to distinguish themselves—largely from each other. Both Democrats with widely overlapping policy platforms, Moore and Dickens have tacked toward whatever strengths they hope will appeal to the most voters. Moore, the current Atlanta City Council president, has positioned herself as the deeply experienced relationship-builder, while Dickens, a councilmember, is courting voters with a reform-minded campaign that’s focused on affordable housing. After the Anyone-but-Kasim Reed movement successfully launched Dickens into the runoff against then frontrunner Moore, voters are asking: What’s the difference between the last two candidates standing?

Some political coverage has cast Dickens as the progressive of the pair, and both candidates seem comfortable with that distinction: When Atlanta Civic Circle reached out to both campaigns, Felicia Moore described herself as “more moderately progressive,” while Dickens’ communications director, Austin Wagner, said Dickens identifies as a progressive.

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This article was produced in partnership with Atlanta Magazine.

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