Category: Atlanta

Michael Sterling Drops Out

So many questions about Michael Sterling’s decision to get out the race.  He announced on Tuesday he was suspending his campaign and endorsing Caesar Mitchell.  Video of announcement. Sterling was once the protégé of current Mayor Kasim Reed.  Reed endorsed his ace, Councilwoman Keisha Lance Bottoms.  It is well known that City Council President Caesar Mitchell

Preparing For A New Era In Georgia

This week’s Courier Herald column: Eight years ago the state of Georgia was reeling from a total collapse in the US housing and financial markets. Banks were failing here at the highest rate in the nation. Even the soundest real estate transactions were viewed as speculative investments. Our unemployment rate soared well above the national

Wither the Mary Norwood Campaign?

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: Mary Norwood has a commanding lead in the polls throughout her mayoral candidacy only to see it evaporate at the last second. Well sorry but we’re getting an encore presentation of the 2009 Atlanta mayoral race. (Even better, she’s poised to head to a runoff with Mayor