Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed said Wednesday morning that he wants City Councilwoman Keisha Lance Bottoms to succeed him as the city’s next mayor.
Speaking during a V-103 radio show, Reed said Bottoms is “absolutely the best candidate” among the large field of hopefuls.
The mayor’s endorsement comes in the middle of a race where up to 13 candidates are vying for the city’s top post.
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