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Atlanta mayoral candidate Keisha Lance Bottoms releases returns

Atlanta Mayoral candidate Keisha Lance Bottoms has released portions of her federal tax returns for the past seven years.

Last week, Mary Norwood, Bottoms opponent in the Dec. 5 mayoral runoff election, released her personal and business returns for the past nine years. Bottoms did not release her business returns, and most of her 2015 return is missing.

The unsigned returns are available on the Bottoms’ campaign website.

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