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Old 03-14-2017, 06:04 PM
 
Location: Atlanta and St Simons Island, GA
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Im voting for whoever Kasim Reed endorses because i dont know who to pick
I do think that Reed has maintained a pretty cordial relationship with Norwood. Not to mention they see eye to eye on many issues. Whether or not he will go so far as to endorse her remains to be seen.
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Old 03-14-2017, 06:20 PM
 
Location: Lake Spivey, Georgia
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Reed would not endorse Peter Aman (maybe misspelled) his Chief Financial officer?
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Old 03-14-2017, 06:35 PM
 
Location: In your feelings
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Can Atlanta elect a white mayor?. Because a certain faction will make it all about race.
By "a certain faction" do you mean white male internet forum visitors?
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Old 03-15-2017, 06:23 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Where did this "conservative" rep come from, tiki? I've never seen Norwood say or do anything that would warrant that label. Her claim to fame is sticking up for neighborhoods and average folks (all over the city).
It is literally coming from what you said in an earlier post. You stated some may mistake her approach as conservative. That's why I put conservative in quotes. I understand she is not a conservative by modern political definition.

In regards to Reed endorsing Norwood, I thought he was allied with the lovely Keisha Lance Bottoms? Despite some of the serious issues I have with Reed, I will take his endorsement fairly seriously. Honestly, I just wish he could remain mayor for a little while longer...
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Old 03-15-2017, 07:24 AM
 
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It is literally coming from what you said in an earlier post. You stated some may mistake her approach as conservative. That's why I put conservative in quotes. I understand she is not a conservative by modern political definition.

In regards to Reed endorsing Norwood, I thought he was allied with the lovely Keisha Lance Bottoms? Despite some of the serious issues I have with Reed, I will take his endorsement fairly seriously. Honestly, I just wish he could remain mayor for a little while longer...
Bottoms has no chance. It will come down to two of Mitchell/Hall and Aman/Norwood as the last two standing.

I think Reed has done an excellent job and hate to see him go.
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Old 03-15-2017, 07:29 AM
 
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By "a certain faction" do you mean white male internet forum visitors?

he probably means divisive examples like this:

http://http://politics.blog.ajc.com/...mail-exchange/

https://soundcloud.com/ewerickson/jo...for-john-eaves
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Old 03-15-2017, 10:26 AM
 
Location: Orange Blossom Trail
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I hope she wins.
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Old 03-15-2017, 12:23 PM
 
Location: ITP - City of Atlanta Proper
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http://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/n...d-raising.html

Here's a real measuring stick:

Mayoral War Chests So Far

Ceasar Mitchell - $1.2 million
Peter Aman - $1 million
Cathy Woolard - $600k (wow)
Mary Norwood - ~$400k
Keisha Lance-Bottoms - ~$400k
Vincent Fort - $250k
Kwanza Hall - $4,353 (He just started fund raising though)

Granted, the amount of money you raise and spend isn't always an indicator of who will win. It doesn't hurt though, and there is a real disparity in the numbers.

Even though I don't support here, I think Mary Norwood will do well despite her being so far behind in the money game based on name recognition alone. The same thing goes for Kwanza Hall and Vincent Fort.

At the end of the day, this race will go to a run off. At the end I think two of the following people will be left standing: Mitchell, Norwood, Fort, or Hall.

My dark horse is Keisha Lance-Bottoms or Vincent Fort. She has a good shot of being endorsed by Kasim Reed. That has it's obvious benefits, but one other not many people know: Kasim Reed HATES Ceasar Mitchell. Like for real hate and the feeling is mutual with Ceasar Mitchell.

For Vincent Fort, he's a serious progressive firebrand and has gotten the endorsement of Bernie Sanders which should sow up the hipster vote for sure. And of course, decriminalized weed is one his top priorities.
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Old 03-15-2017, 01:02 PM
 
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http://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/n...d-raising.html

Here's a real measuring stick:

Mayoral War Chests So Far

Ceasar Mitchell - $1.2 million
Peter Aman - $1 million
Cathy Woolard - $600k (wow)
Mary Norwood - ~$400k
Keisha Lance-Bottoms - ~$400k
Vincent Fort - $250k
Kwanza Hall - $4,353 (He just started fund raising though)

Granted, the amount of money you raise and spend isn't always an indicator of who will win. It doesn't hurt though, and there is a real disparity in the numbers.

Even though I don't support here, I think Mary Norwood will do well despite her being so far behind in the money game based on name recognition alone. The same thing goes for Kwanza Hall and Vincent Fort.

At the end of the day, this race will go to a run off. At the end I think two of the following people will be left standing: Mitchell, Norwood, Fort, or Hall.

My dark horse is Keisha Lance-Bottoms or Vincent Fort. She has a good shot of being endorsed by Kasim Reed. That has it's obvious benefits, but one other not many people know: Kasim Reed HATES Ceasar Mitchell. Like for real hate and the feeling is mutual with Ceasar Mitchell.

For Vincent Fort, he's a serious progressive firebrand and has gotten the endorsement of Bernie Sanders which should sow up the hipster vote for sure. And of course, decriminalized weed is one his top priorities.
Interesting analysis. I wonder why Mitchell is so far ahead with money?

Not sure Sanders will help Fort. Few if any "Berniecrats" have actually won their elections. Bernie supporters are notoriously unlikely to vote it seems.
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Old 03-15-2017, 01:21 PM
 
Location: Atlanta and St Simons Island, GA
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Interesting analysis. I wonder why Mitchell is so far ahead with money?
I get the sense that we're not meant to know the answer to that question.

Fundraising questions raised about PAC tied to Ceasar Mitchell - Story | WAGA

https://www.georgiapol.com/2017/02/14/9474/

Attorney reveals what led to Atlanta mayoral candidate investiga - CBS46 News
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