Alan Greenblatt is a GOVERNING correspondent.E-mail: email@example.com
As expected, Councilwoman Mary Norwood is leading in Atlanta's mayoral contest. She has 47 percent of the vote, with 19 percent of precincts reporting.
She would need 50 percent plus one to avoid a Dec. 1 runoff. Right now, it's looks like her runoff opponent will be former state legislator Kasim Reed. He's at 36 percent.
Outgoing Mayor Shirley Franklin, who had refused to endorse a candidate, said yesterday that she'd be voting for Reed.
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