Racial politics appeared to play a role as voters in Atlanta mayoral race give a slight edge to Kasim Reed over white candidate Mary Norwood.
A black candidate and a white candidate are facing off in Atlanta's mayoral runoff election Tuesday. But another bloc, gay voters, may well decide the outcome.
A white woman led the field in Atlanta mayoral race 2009 results, but she'll face a black opponent in a runoff. Race has been a subtle factor so far, but that may change.
Atlanta has elected only African-American mayors since 1973. But Mary Norwood – the only white candidate in the Atlanta mayoral race – was leading in public opinion polls.
Elections today: Incumbents such as New York's Mayor Bloomberg have spent big to ensure they keep their seats on Election Day.
Incumbent mayors are facing tougher-than-usual reelection bids due, in part, to a struggling national economy.
The uproar suggests that new dynamics – both politically and demographically – are at play in Atlanta and beyond.