Felicia Moore joins mayoral candidates on the airwaves with new ad

Atlanta City Council President Felicia Moore is the latest mayoral candidate to hit the airwaves, debuting her first TV ad of the election cycle Wednesday.

With less than six weeks until the Nov. 2 election, four of the candidates for Atlanta mayor now have TV ads running. In addition to Moore, City Councilman Andre Dickens, attorney Sharon Gay and former mayor Kasim Reed have all begun running ads over the past several weeks.

Moore’s 30-second spot focuses on her background and work passing legislation like ethics reform and Mattie’s Call, an emergency alert for disabled or elderly people established in 2006.

“As our next mayor, I will make sure the city is working for you, not me,” Moore says in the ad.

Her campaign said the ad was a six-figure ad buy, but did not specify the cost. The spot is set to be the first in a series of TV and digital ads.

Gay put $300,000 behind her first ad, while Reed dropped nearly $590,000 on his. Dickens spent $400,000 on his 30-second spot, which was released last week.

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A recent poll commissioned by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution found Moore was tied in a statistical dead heat with Reed ahead of the rest of the field. Moore had 20.4% of support and Reed had 23.5%, a lead that fell within the poll’s 3.4 percentage point margin of error.

City Councilman Antonio Brown, Kirsten Elise Dunn, Nolan English, Mark Hammad, Kenny Hill, Rebecca King, Walter Reeves, Roosevelt Searles III, Richard Wright and Glenn Wrightson are also running to replace Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms.