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Hints of turmoil over influential group's mayoral endorsement


The Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys sided with City Council President Ceasar Mitchell in the race for Atlanta mayor. But it wasn’t a cut and dry decision.

The organization’s PAC recommended in September that former City Council President Cathy Woolard get its stamp of approval, saying she has “exhibited high moral and ethical decision-making skills” and that she’s “perceptive, amicable and confident.”

Before the vote to back Mitchell, the chairs of the endorsement subcommittee and the PAC stepped down. In an email to campaigns, they expressed concern that candidates on the group’s ballot “did not meet all of the endorsement requirements and were not properly vetted by the committee.”

Tori Silas, the group’s president, said the organization’s members followed proper procedures and it resulted in the vote to back Mitchell.

Insider's note: This item was ripped from The Daily Jolt.


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Greg Bluestein is a political reporter who covers the governor's office and state politics for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.