Mon., November 2, 2009 5:08pm (EST)

State GOP: We Didn't Endorse in ATL Mayors Race
By John Sepulvado
Updated: 5 years ago

ATLANTA  —  
State GOP: Norwood, nor any of them, are one of us. (file photo by John Sepulvado)
State GOP: Norwood, nor any of them, are one of us. (file photo by John Sepulvado)
Sue Everhart, head of the state GOP, just sent out this message:

“In the non-partisan mayoral election in Atlanta, voters will choose between six candidates. The Georgia Republican Party has neither endorsed a candidate nor spent any money in an attempt to influence the outcome of the election. Given the challenges facing the City of Atlanta, I find it unfortunate that some candidates and the Democratic Party of Georgia have chosen to invoke partisanship as a tactical ploy."

(This also comes after a robo-call, supposedly from a Republican group. Find the call by pasting this in your browser: http://www.peachpundit.com/2009/11/01/anti-norwood-gop-action-alert/ )

This week, Democrats sent out a mailer linking City Council woman and Atlanta mayoral front runner Mary Norwood to former Vice President (and Republican) Dick Cheney. Norwood's opponents, including former State Senator Kasim Reed, have been working hard to paint her as a closet Republican.

Meanwhile, Norwood pointed to her endorsement from 'Able' Mable Thomas, a former Democratic state legislator, during an interview with GPB as an indicator of her independent status. New financial records show Norwood paid Thomas 1,500 dollars for "consulting services."

More info on that here: http://blogs.creativeloafing.com/freshloaf/2009/11/02/able-mable-pockets...

The election is tomorrow. Norwood, according to polls, is close to the fifty percent mark needed to avoid a run-off.