Bottoms was considered for the role of vice president during Joe Biden's 2020 presidential campaign.
Wednesday on Political Rewind: Former Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms is headed to the White House. Plus, Abrams gets a nod from the president. Meanwhile, Herschel Walker's campaign deals with two troubling stories: false claims that he worked for law enforcement and reports that he has another son.
Former Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms will be joining President Joe Biden’s administration in an official capacity. Bottoms will be named Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement in the coming weeks. The news was first reported by Axios.
Tuesday on Political Rewind: A discuss of the legacy of Former Sen. Johnny Isakson with a close friend and aide. Plus, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms gave her final public press conference. Meanwhile, Mayor-elect Andre Dickens sets the goals for his administration.
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms spoke in a press conference Tuesday morning about how COVID-19 is causing a spike in crime which the city hasn’t seen in decades, including a recent stabbing murder of a woman and her dog in Atlanta's Piedmont Park.
The push and pull between the state and local officials during the pandemic is familiar: Last year, Republican Gov. Brian Kemp blocked local leaders from imposing their own facial covering requirements. This year, his power to do so is more limited.
Historically, the LGBTQ community has faced higher-than-average unemployment rates and workplace cultures that are often difficult to navigate. COVID-19 has only deepened those difficulties for those seeking work. So the city of Atlanta and Goodwill of North Georgia are now taking a step to connect LGBTQ Atlantans with more job opportunities by partnering up for the city's second annual virtual LGBTQ Opportunity Fair.
Vice President Kamala Harris was in Atlanta on Friday, June 18, 2021, encouraging people to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms grabbed headlines with her announcement she won’t seek reelection. Her first term has seen a host of crises, including a cyberattack, the coronavirus pandemic, weeks of racial unrest and a sharp rise in crime. Georgia Today host Steve Fennessy and guest Atlanta Journal-Constitution columnist Bill Torpy explore what led to Bottoms' decision, and how the city has changed on her watch.
Monday on Political Rewind: Gov. Brian Kemp signed a bill that stops local governments from making sharp reductions to their police department budgets. Also, Atlanta’s mayoral election is now six months away, and a number of prominent players are considering whether to jump into the race after incumbent Keisha Lance Bottoms’ surprise announcement she will not seek reelection.
Friday on Political Rewind: Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has announced that she will not run for reelection. In a letter, Bottoms highlighted her proudest accomplishments in office, but gave no reason for her decision not to seek a second term. We’ll look at what her withdrawal means for the race for mayor of Georgia’s most influential city.
Today on Political Rewind: The Atlanta police officer charged with felony murder in the death of Rayshard Brooks has been reinstated to duty by the city’s civil service board. In visits to Atlanta this week, U.S. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Sen. Lindsey Graham stepped up the GOP messaging war on big business.
Thursday on Political Rewind: Candidates are announcing their intentions to run for a myriad of offices in the upcoming 2022 elections.
Wednesday on Political Rewind: After an election cycle in which millions of Georgians chose to vote by mail, Republicans in the state Senate introduced a package of bills that will create new barriers to absentee voting.
Also: Former President Donald Trump’s battle to overturn the results of the presidential election appears to have helped suppressed Republican turnout in the Senate runoffs that elected Jon Ossoff and the Rev. Raphael Warnock.
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has been named one of Glamour Magazine’s 2020 “Women of the Year,” among a slate of honorees that includes Oscar-winning actress Regina King, NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund President and Director-Counsel Sherrilyn Ifill, Civil Rights leader Dolores Huerta, as well as four essential workers from New York’s Elmhurst Hospital, an epicenter of America’s fight against the coronavirus.