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The race for Atlanta mayor is about to heat up

The race for Atlanta mayor enters an unpredictable new phase Monday with the start of early voting framing a make-or-break dash to November for the crowded field of contenders.

The airwaves will soon crackle with more ads. Mailboxes in Atlanta will get more stuffed with flyers, households with landlines more inundated with robocalls. And the candidates competing to succeed a term-limited Kasim Reed will be under more pressure to step up their games or pay the price.

“Now is the time they’ve got to make their moves ...”

Keep reading: Atlanta mayor race moves into final sprint

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