Jesse Spikes reworks his mayoral campaign

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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May 29th, 2009
3:59 pm

so when does Reed follow suit?

The Snark

May 29th, 2009
4:28 pm

Who the hell is Jesse Spikes?


May 29th, 2009
6:45 pm

Jesse spikes. Letitia Jackson.Al Williams.

Sounds like another crop of negroes getting ready to attempt to financially rape the coffers of Atlanta for their own personal gain. Hmmmmmm.


May 29th, 2009
9:50 pm

why do candidates think unknown political consultants will give them name recognition, who in the hell is letitia jackson and what campaign has she ever run? give me a break. jesse unknown, letitia unknown? Jesse don’t qualify–give that money to charity.


May 31st, 2009
1:17 pm

There are a lot of people in Atlanta in the political game who have not been consulted for help and are known locally. Many of them are not working with any of the current campaigns. You new comers in the game are showing you do not have a clue of what is going on in Atlanta local politics. Who are these no name consultants you are bringing on? Ask around. There are many political strategist and field operations people who can put a dent in the opposition.

The Dream

June 16th, 2009
10:51 am

Wake UP Call! Lisa, Mary, and Kasim let the voters decide who will be the next Mayor of Atlanta and stop these amateurism antics and advise your staff that they are playing a dangerous game. I find it hilarious that you would each have the same slime-ball on payroll. You may also want to review you staffing plans EACH of you have a mole operating in your campaigns. Politics 101

Furthermore, Lisa and Kasim you both will NEVER be Mayor of Atlanta, because you are disingenuous and have delusions of grandeur. Mary will also get 20% of the African-American vote. Not because she is a great candidate, but largely due to the fact that Blacks are sick of elitist, pompous, arrogant, self-serving black leadership, which has further disenfranchised our communities! No jobs, exorbant foreclosures, and HIGH CRIME.

Shirley Franklin did not make any of us proud. She made us weep.

Glen and Jessie, I applaud your efforts and campaign to take these monsters! Remember the reason they fear you and Jessie Spikes is because they realize the two of you will stripe away too many black votes, thus eliminating the potential for a Run-off which they will also lose by large margins. Mary will get 70% of the white vote and 20% of the black vote. Thus, keep up the good work. Mayor Norwood for Mayor! Kudo’s we get a 2-for-1 with Clair Muller for President.

The Dream Team

April Malone

June 18th, 2009
12:03 pm

HK – Kasim Reed Lawyer for the Rich and Racist
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