Kasim Reed walks in a furrow plowed by the state Democratic party in the TV ad below, which hit Thursday night and emphasizes the former state senator’s status as a Democrat.
It’s a very busy piece of work that a) accuses Mary Norwood of Republicanism and questions her ability; b) establishes Reed’s own partisan credentials; and c) implicitly questions Lisa Border’s ability to take on Norwood in a runoff.
For mayor, the choice is down to Democrat kasim Reed and Republican Mary Norwood. Norwood is part of the problem, spending more on meals and perks than any other member of City Council. Called “ineffective,” “irresponsible” – Mary Norwood would take us back.
Kasim Reed is working for our future. Tough enough to fight crime and move Atlanta in a new direction. Tuesday, vote for the Democrat who can win: Kasim Reed.
The Mary Norwood campaign, in an apparent attempt to shore up her African-American support, this evening is hitting Atlanta voters with a robocall from Dominique Wilkins, the former Hawk star. Listen to it here.
This is from the script:
In basketball, you just can’t show up for the game, you have to work hard every day in practice. Mary Norwood is someone who has always worked very hard for Atlanta. And not just on game day. Now it’s time for us to help her.
Four Republican owners of Carter, the commercial real estate firm, have posted an endorsement of Kasim Reed for mayor on the company blog. It reads in part:
Leadership does not mean telling people what they want to hear — it means telling them the truth. What we have observed, firsthand, is that what Kasim says to the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, he also says to the Labor Unions. His words and his actions are consistent. Now more than ever, our great city needs true, unbiased leadership in the spirit of Ivan Allen, William Hartsfield, Andrew Young and Maynard Jackson not just to keep our region at the top but take us to a new level.
The endorsement is signed by Scott Taylor, Jim Shelton, Bob Peterson and Trent Germano.
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