By Sean Keenan, This article first appeared on Atlanta Civic Circle Just hours after a news report claimed he could be under federal investigation for campaign finance law violations, former Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed announced his current bid for his old seat has garnered $1 million in contributions. Reed declared his campaign’s fundraising success during a party […]
During her entire time as mayor, Keisha Lance Bottoms has struggled with the shadow of Kasim Reed over her and the city.
Hours after Mary Norwood pledged to request a recount in the Atlanta mayoral race, Fulton’s elections boss said that changes tend to be very small after a recount.
Lisa Borders, a former president of the Atlanta City Council, is endorsing Mary Norwood for mayor.
Borders was a mayoral candidate in 2009, and she ended up coming in third – not making the run-off that included Kasim Reed and Norwood. At the time, Borders endorsed Reed, and many believed she helped put him over the top. Reed beat Norwood by just 714 votes.
Eight years later, the tables have turned.
A couple of strong Atlanta LGBT voices endorsed Mary Norwood for mayor this week (and she hinted at wanting to work with one individual in particular). The campaign capped the week with a short press conference at City Hall on World AIDS Day, which coincides with the last day of early voting.
With just days left to campaign, some of Keisha Lance Bottoms’ highest-profile local political fans — and new supporter Killer Mike — took the mic on the steps of City Hall on Thursday to tell Atlanta to get out and vote for her.
In an announcement that may make a big deal in a close mayoral runoff, third-place Atlanta mayoral finisher Cathy Woolard said she’s going to cast her vote for second-place finisher Mary Norwood.
The two candidates in the runoff to be Atlanta’s next mayor met at a forum Tuesday night, in front of the woman who might just be the queenmaker in the race, and her court, of sorts.
In a short forum Downtown on Thursday night, a small live audience and viewers on Facebook heard from the next mayor of Atlanta, as the two runoff candidates spoke about their priorities and pushed back against what are bound to be recurrent concerns.
If you’re skeptical of polls, and maybe of Atlanta candidate emails that talk confidently about polling results, two Atlanta pollsters and one big review of 2016 say there is reason to trust what’s difficult work. When it’s done well, that is, and presented correctly.
As Atlanta candidates scramble to file their financial disclosures, Georgia’s so-called “independent committees” are raising money and starting to spend it too.
Atlanta mayoral candidate Michael Sterling is suspending his campaign and endorsing Ceasar Mitchell in this year’s election.
By Guest Columnist PAM TATUM, CEO of Quality Care for Children
No doubt the City of Atlanta has a lot going for it. The new mayor will take charge of a vibrant city with a reputation as a great place to do business – a city with a growing population that’s a major destination for young college grads. But with all Atlanta has going for it, it may not be the best place for young people to start a family and educate their children.
Three candidates have collectively raised almost three-quarters of a million dollars in their contest to be the gavel-brandishing top officer of the Atlanta City Council.
Folks angling for the mayor’s office in this year’s election have came up with some $2.2 million in new dollars for the race — just in the three months to Sept. 30.
In the wake of three guilty pleas related to allegations of crooked contracting at City Hall and an FBI raid on a city contractor, mayoral candidate Peter Aman stepped up to a microphone in his own office and became the latest in a crowded pack of mayoral hopefuls to take a jab at City Hall — and each other — on ethics.
By Maria Saporta Atlanta City Council President Ceasar Mitchell Wednesday afternoon issued a sharply-worded statement on the corruption case at City Hall in light of Tuesday’s indictment of Adam Smith, the city’s former chief procurement officer. Mitchell, who is running for mayor, has been spotlighting this issue of city contracts for the past several weeks, […]
Atlantans packed a room at the Woodruff Arts Center on Monday night for a performance that can only happen every four years — Atlanta mayoral candidates bidding for the votes of art lovers.
A group of Atlanta’s and Georgia’s business and civic heavyweights have given out their scores on the dozens of folks running for city leadership this year. Five mayoral candidates got a rating of “excellent” from the Committee for a Better Atlanta.
The crowd at this Sunday’s Atlanta Streets Alive won’t get to meet many political candidates. Just 21 of more than 100 candidates for Atlanta City Hall and Atlanta Board of Education have applied to participate, including just three of 13 mayoral candidates, according to the event’s website on Friday afternoon.