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Readers: You heard/read it here first

Usually, I’m not one to gloat, but I can’t help myself.

Today’s ajc.com says that City Councilman Ceasar Mitchell is withdrawing from the mayor’s race so he can enter the race for City Council president.

That information was posted last Thursday on SaportaReport.

Also, my front-page piece in the Atlanta Business Chronicle broke the story about Lisa Borders re-entering the mayor’s race on Friday, March 27.

The AJC “refuted” that story the next day. But lo-and-behold, Borders announced her candidacy on April 2.

Lastly, on Monday morning in Maria’s Metro, I urged Gov. Sonny Perdue to call a special session to resolve unfinished business with MARTA and transportation funding.

Later that afternoon, MARTA issued the same request.

In other words, you heard it here first.

Maria Saporta

Maria Saporta, Editor, is a longtime Atlanta business, civic and urban affairs journalist with a deep knowledge of our city, our region and state.  Since 2008, she has written a weekly column and news stories for the Atlanta Business Chronicle. Prior to that, she spent 27 years with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, becoming its business columnist in 1991. Maria received her Master’s degree in urban studies from Georgia State and her Bachelor’s degree in journalism from Boston University. Maria was born in Atlanta to European parents and has two young adult children.



  1. griftdrift April 7, 2009 10:17 pm

    Nothing wrong with a little gloating. Good stuff.Report

  2. jamie April 8, 2009 12:40 pm

    Very good stuff!Report

  3. Thomas April 8, 2009 3:54 pm

    Keep it up, Maria.Report

  4. Your Former Editor April 8, 2009 9:05 pm

    Good work, Maria. Nobody is as plugged into Atlanta as you are. Good luck with this new chapter of your career.Report


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