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"If you supported Bernie Sanders for president, and hold true to those ideals . . . the only candidate I see those principles in is Vincent Fort," Killer Mike said on the Atlanta mayoral race.
With just eight weeks until Atlantans head to the polls on November 7 to vote for their next mayor, a race that has for months been amorphous and without form finally looks to have come into focus—giving us a good idea of who could face off in the inevitable December 5 runoff.
As Kasim Reed prepares to end his second and final term, more than 15 candidates are vying to succeed him. Here's how to get involved with the frontrunners.
In the end it wasn’t enough. Not the millions of dollars that poured in from frustrated Democrats across the country. Not the hundreds of volunteers who took to the streets of Atlanta’s northern suburbs, knocking on doors and exhorting motorists. Neither were enough to lift long-shot candidate Jon Ossoff above his 48 percent showing in April’s special election for Georgia’s 6th Congressional District.
A lot of money has been spent on encouraging voters in Georgia's 6th District to elect Jon Ossoff or Karen Handel to congress. One Reddit user rounded up a gallery of at least 20 mailers, many with extreme election rhetoric.
Kasim Reed says Atlanta will honor the Paris climate agreement. What will the city’s next leader do?
Here's where some of the leading candidates running to replace Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed stand on President Donald Trump's decision and what they would do, if elected, about climate change.
More than 400 Atlanta voters got a good look Tuesday evening at the candidates vying to be the city’s next mayor—and a look is pretty much all they got.
Our crew of friends that had known him for so long couldn’t get over this was all for him. People were hitting the stage, talking about how much they believed in our serious but goofy friend. It was surreal. I kept saying I felt like I was in an episode of The West Wing, but my friend accurately corrected me—this was a special election episode of Parks and Recreation.
“The fact that people are paying attention to races they otherwise wouldn’t indicates that Democrats and even some moderate Republicans are eager to send a pretty strong message to Trump and the GOP establishment,” said Emory professor Michael Leo Owens, who specializes in urban politics.