Atlanta’s top mayoral candidates clash
ATLANTA – Two of Atlanta’s mayoral candidates clashed Thursday at their 2021 campaign launch ceremony.
All this week, the town hall welcomes the qualifications of the candidates.
This is when they sign the necessary documents and pay a qualifying fee to run.
The scenario is almost always the same. The candidates surrounded by their supporters take advantage of some free media to say a few words.
On Tuesday, Kasim Reed, a former mayor, and Felicia Moore, the current president of the Atlanta city council, both introduced themselves.
As Moore exited the building to greet her supporters, she was interrupted by a group of Reed supporters who chanted her name and nearly drowned out her brief speech. Moore tried to smile, but her face showed she was frustrated and disgusted. She called the indicator display of Reed as a leader, although he did not participate in the boisterous demonstration.
Moore said she would keep the campaign on a positive note.
But some in Reed’s camp pushed Moore back, saying that during the speech she took an indirect hit on Reed. Moore described how it cannot be “bought”.
Was this a reference to Reed, who was the subject of a federal corruption investigation but was not named in any charges?
Moore declined to answer this question, but added, “a hound will cry.”
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