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As feds probe past campaign expenses, Kasim Reed says his mayoral bid has drawn $1 million

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 […]

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Former City Council President Lisa Borders endorses Mary Norwood

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.

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Next Atlanta mayor must have plan to promote child care

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.

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Ceasar Mitchell: City Hall corruption scandal is ‘distressing; and ‘serious’

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, […]