2:27 pm May 29, 2009, by jgalloway
Atlanta mayoral candidate Jesse Spikes has reshuffled his campaign staff.
Campaign coordinator Al Williams, 29, who handled much of the day-to-day duties of the Spikes team, said he was “released” from the campaign on Tuesday, my AJC colleague Eric Stirgus reports.
Alabama-based consultant Letitia Jackson is now the general campaign consultant and has a team of staff working with her, campaign officials said.
“As with many political campaigns, the Spikes campaign has undertaken a reorganization,” Spikes officials said in an e-mail response to a question about why Williams is no longer with the campaign. “The reorganization eliminated some positions and combined others.”
Spikes, a partner at the powerhouse law firm McKenna, Long & Aldridge, has fashioned himself as the most reliable choice to secede Mayor Shirley Franklin.
However, the political newcomer is struggling building name recognition if one believes the polls. Spikes has 2 percent of the vote in a poll conducted by Insider Advantage earlier this month. For now, his saving grace is 42 percent of those polled were undecided.
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