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'Mary the Republican' under fire from Georgia Democrats in mayor race

Georgia Democrats spent more than $165,000 to paint Mary Norwood as a closet Republican during her 2009 run for mayor. The party has largely avoided attacking the city councilwoman as she rose in the polls in this election – until now.

The Democratic Party of Georgia on Thursday launched a full-scale online attack against Norwood, labeling “Mary the Republican” as a far-right conservative who has a web of connections to GOP figures.

Keep reading: Democrats take on Mary Norwood in Atlanta mayoral race 

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