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  •  Norwood has a lot of strong support in some (5+ / 0-)

    African American neighborhoods because of her work in securing economic development funds for those neighborhoods.

    Turnout is key, and the GLBT vote may determine the winner...Norwood stands at least an even chance or better of winning this one.

    •  black vote and the glbt vote (6+ / 0-)

      are not mutually exclusive in atlanta....

      jus' saying.

      .."In the end it all came down to one wonderfully simple principle: win or die."

      by princessglitterboots on Sun Nov 29, 2009 at 01:02:30 PM PST

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    •  Don't Believe This (0+ / 0-)

      She has support from a very small part of the Black Community.  She has overwhelming support from the white community.  If she had strong black support she would be running away with it.

      •  seriously? (1+ / 0-)
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        VolvoDrivingLiberal

        Norwood got 46% in the runoff. She got 22% of the black vote, which is not "a very small part of the black community" in what was for all intents and purposes a 3-person race.

        Those statistics are going to be a major hurdle to overcome for Reed. To see how tough it will be for him, you can just to look at who voted in the primary for someone other than Reed & Norwood.

        Most of Lisa Borders' support came from LGBT voters in midtown and people living in the gentrified neighborhoods on the east side I-20 corridor.

        If less than 1/3 of them side with Norwood, she will win. Reed is toast.

      •  Norwood at 20%+ black vote (0+ / 0-)

        On November 3rd, Mary Norwood captured more than 20% of the black vote against two highly-credible, well-funded African American candidates.  Mary has been working the south side just as hard as she has been working the north side on city council and in this campaign.  The black community is split with much of the enthusiasm for Mary Norwood.

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      Not to mention Norwood has been throughout all the neighborhoods for years now, she's not just recently starting to travel across I-20 to ask for people's support. That goes a long way in showing people you aren't just going to come around at election time.

      I agree that GLBT voters are going to tip this election. What some people forget is that while GLBT voters surely support marriage equality, many of them are affluent young professionals who are not necessarily hardcore Democrats, so Norwood being an independent is a plus.

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