Atlanta is home to two-thirds of Georgia’s population and brings in 61 percent of state tax revenue.
Six candidates are vying to replace Mayor Shirley Franklin. Polls show Atlanta Councilwoman Mary Norwood out front. If she fails to snag a majority, she’ll enter a runoff with either Council President Lisa Borders or state Sen. Kasim Reed.
Ms. Norwood is white. Ms. Borders and Mr. Reed are black. Ms. Norwood not only leads in the polls but also in fundraising. Many of the small contributions are coming from individuals.
You and I both know we will see race baiting like we’ve never seen it before. Whoever makes it into the runoff with her is going to get John Lewis and others to paint Mary Norwood as the second coming of the KKK.