Kasim Reed to host $500-a-head debt retirement party for Lisa Borders

Within the last hour, former Atlanta mayoral candidate Lisa Borders sent the following message via Twitter:

Join Mayor Reed and I @ the 191 Club on 1/28/10 from 5:30-7:30 for a debt retirement reception, minimum contribution of $500 at reception.

Which argues well for graceful exits. Borders endorsed Reed in the December runoff, and served as Reed as a co-chairman of his transition team.

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January 25th, 2010
5:43 pm

Gee, I’m busy that day.

do what?

January 25th, 2010
5:55 pm

I guess that was part of the deal for her endorsement.
Guess this means she was paid for her endorsement
Atlanta politics stay the same.

Rob Vinson

January 25th, 2010
6:00 pm

I wouldn’t give her $5.00 to help retire who debt and who would??? She lost…make her go out and work to pay back the bills she ran up. She lost fair and square and now she expects people to pony up money to pay off her failed election? There are consequences for all actions. I hope no one shows up and that she’s on the hook for it personally.


January 25th, 2010
6:14 pm

I liked her until I read this.

Donny Fairplay

January 25th, 2010
6:19 pm

I applaud the two for reconciling for the sake of the city. It’s commonplace that whoever a losing candidate endorses helps to settle their campaign debt. So this was a given whether she chose Norwood or Reed and certainly not some sort of payment seeing that a fundraiser doesn’t equal money in the hand.

These comments read like sour grapes from Norwood supporters. If people want to give her money out of their own pockets then why not?


January 25th, 2010
6:24 pm

I’m glad that Mayor Reed kept his promise to Ms. Borders. It’s too bad that as President she was unwilling to do the same.


January 25th, 2010
6:40 pm

So, the new mayor’s helping a former rival retire her campaign debt. There’s nothing wrong with that. I think Obama helped Hillary retire her campaign debt, too.

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The Late Maynord Jackson

January 26th, 2010
8:18 am

The Jackson Machine takes care of their own.

Vote Roy Barner, EARLY & OFTEN

Peach Girl

January 26th, 2010
8:30 am

All Borders-Reed business has been conducted openly — endorsement, transition team — two former campaign foes figuring out a way to do what’s right for Atlanta. Meanwhile, Norwood remains huddled with her lawyers still trying to find a way to become mayor. Is Norwood really for improving Atlanta, or for improving herself?

Bitter EX democrackkk

January 26th, 2010
9:49 am

Dont EVER vote for another democrackkk! They keep us ALL OPPRESSED as the ORIGINAL party of SLAVERY!

East Lake Ira

January 26th, 2010
10:05 am

I am shocked!

Someone needs to tell Lisa to grow up and pay her own way… she get’s paid a great deal to do next to nothing for Grady and she’s begging for money? F her.

Nothing but a GD welfare queen.

James Doyle

January 26th, 2010
1:52 pm

This is exactly why this woman had no business being Mayor of Atlanta.
Hey Kasim—how about you host a pothole retirement party—–or an abandoned home retirement party—-for the city at 500 a head.
Get your f-in priorities straight.


February 1st, 2010
1:39 am

You all are crazy i am cracking up over these comments kasim just wants every body to be friends and let bygones be bygones that is until the next election! LOL


February 8th, 2010
2:53 pm

Hearing the frustration some share here, there is frustration on the other side for those awaiting payment from last year’s campaign. What would help would be to see an accounting of promised vs collected monies before blaming anyone. It’s a tough road on all sides. Kudos for Kasim for trying to help resolve it in a PC way.