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Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms Will Not Seek a Second Term

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Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has announced she will not seek a second term, an election-year surprise that marks a sharp turnabout for the city’s second Black woman executive.

Less than a year ago, Bottoms was among several political figures President Joe Biden considered to be his running mate, and earlier this year he helped her raise over $500,000 for her campaign.

She disclosed her decision publicly in a lengthy open letter last night and held a press conference earlier today.

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