November 3, 2009
The Associated Press. Candidate for Atlanta Mayor Mary Norwood speaks to supporters at an election-night party in Atlanta on Tuesday.
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ATLANTA -- An Atlanta councilwoman could become the city's first white mayor in a generation, facing off against a black state senator in a runoff next month.With 100 percent of the precincts reporting early Wednesday, Mary Norwood received 46 percent of the vote, compared to Sen. Kasim Reed at 36 percent, with 78,324 of the city's 237,000 registered voters casting ballots. City Council president Lisa Borders was a distant third with 14.5 percent and conceded late Tuesday.