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ATL Mayoral Race: Local Political Strategist Discusses Reed’s Decision To Run Again

Kasim Reed has filed paperwork to enter the race for his old job four years after he left City Hall. The document filed with the Georgia ethics commission Wednesday, June 9, 2021, opens the door for Reed to start accepting campaign contributions.
Kasim Reed has filed paperwork to enter the race for his old job four years after he left City Hall. The document filed with the Georgia ethics commission Wednesday, June 9, 2021, opens the door for Reed to start accepting campaign contributions.
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Former Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed has filed paperwork to join the race to become mayor of Georgia’s capital city for the third time.

With Reed’s bid, there are now six candidates running for office Atlanta city council members Antonio Brown and Andre Dickens, Current Atlanta City Council President Felecia Moore, attorney Sharon Gay and Walter Reeves.

On Thursday’s edition of “Closer Look” Atlanta-based political strategist Fred Hicks told show host Rose Scott that he believes all of the serious candidates have entered the race given the amount of time one would have to raise funds to run a successful campaign.

During the conversation, Hicks also shared his thoughts on Reed’s decision to seek a third term and the potential challenges the other five candidates could now face on the campaign trail.

To listen to the full conversation, click the audio player above.