Mayor Race in Atlanta

ATLANTA (AP) -- Atlantans are just one day away from electing a new mayor, and the candidates in the hotly contested race are rallying voters to cast ballots in Tuesday's runoff election.

City councilwoman Mary Norwood and former state Sen. Kasim Reed
have spent a month battling each other in debates and on television
ads in hopes of mobilizing their supporters to return to the polls.

While Norwood has been focused on her grassroots strategy, Reed
took a more flashy approach, with a blitz of endorsements that
included the Rev. Joseph Lowery and former mayoral candidate and
city council President Lisa Borders.

Early voting showed whites outpacing blacks in a contest expected to focus heavily on race. If elected, Norwood would become the city's first white mayor in a generation.


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