The Atlanta Press Club has canceled its U.S. Senate runoff debate after both candidates did not confirm their attendance.
Election Day brought more bad news for the Buckhead cityhood movement, as its endorsed local candidates all lost and the neighborhood continued voting blue in major races.
Republicans will continue to be in charge at the Gold Dome in Atlanta. But the race for U.S. Senate from Georgia is headed to a runoff.
Now comes the drama: Will Georgians choose Democrats for top state offices for the first time in nearly a generation?
The blessing of a Queens real estate developer isn’t the magic it was four years ago.
By John Ruch The attention-grabbing melees for governor and a U.S. Senate seat were among the 2022 election battles finalized by the official candidate qualifying deadline of March 11, but many other races took shape, too, including county commission and school board races and a slate of pro-cityhood candidates in Buckhead. Throwing in the Congressional […]
Andre Dickens will be the next mayor of Atlanta after trouncing Felicia Moore in a Nov. 30 runoff election that brought several other big changes to city government.
Mary Norwood isn’t running in the mayoral race for a change, but Buckhead’s City Councilmember-elect has become a last-minute campaign issue between the two runoff candidates as sparks fly about Trump and Black voters. Meanwhile, Norwood herself says she has privately hired a company to monitor the election for voting problems.
The City of Atlanta has entered the “Green Zone” of its COVID-19 reopening plan, and Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms lifted the city’s mask mandate, which has been in effect since late July. While masks are still required in all City of Atlanta facilities, private businesses and restaurants can decide if they want folks to mask […]
Andre Dickens and Felicia Moore are headed to a Nov. 30 runoff election for mayor of Atlanta as close third-place finisher Kasim Reed conceded.
On an Election Night that coincided with the Braves winning the World Series, many races were headed into a Game 2 of their own. The contests for mayor, City Council president, and several council seats — including those held by two incumbents — appeared to be headed for runoffs Nov. 30, according to unofficial election results that were still trickling in well after midnight.
From Tucker to Sandy Springs, the state Democratic Party is making good on plans to run candidates in suburban city elections. Think local ripples from the “blue wave” that already washed Republicans out of north metro Congressional and General Assembly seats, helped flip Georgia to Biden, and, Democrats hope, puts one of their own in the Governor’s Office in 2022.
Who is running for office? What is their stance on issues that matter most to me? These are a few questions that East Point resident Seth Rikard struggled to find an answer to during the 2017 election cycle. While the decisions of local elected officials impact us daily, finding information on the races and candidates […]
If you think 2021 is just another city election, wake up and smell this coffee: All five candidates with any shot at being the next mayor agree that it’s time to reform the “Atlanta Way.”
A mayoral mega-forum featuring 13 of the 14 candidates on Oct. 5 spotlighted some of the lesser-known contenders and let them all weigh in on such issues as a new MARTA rail line to Emory University.
Buckhead-area Atlanta City Councilmember J.P. Matzigkeit is asking the top-polling mayoral candidates to sign a pledge to carry out 10 policy proposals that he says would address the controversial movement for the neighborhood to become its own city.
By John Ruch Big business may pull the political strings in Atlanta, but small business drives much of the economy and culture. Four of the candidates for City Council president were grilled on ways to help the sector at a Sept. 25 forum, one of a small-business series hosted by the Old Fourth Ward Business […]
By John Ruch East Point’s opportunity to join the metro development boom was a major topic at a Sept. 21 mayoral candidate forum, where the incumbent touted her “rebranding” of the city against challengers who say they can run things more efficiently. The reputation of government itself is also an issue for East Point, whose […]
The leading City Council president candidates gave some revelatory answers at a Sept. 11 forum focused on housing affordability. Revelatory not because they or Atlanta are likely to magically solve the nationally intractable affordability problem, but exactly because they’re not. Granted, the next council prez — whose powers are mostly procedural — might collaborate with […]