Atlanta, Georgia – After a three-year absence, Kasim Reed, the former mayor of Atlanta is throwing his hat into the ring again for mayor. But now accusations has surfaced of Reed allegedly misusing campaign funds.
On Tuesday, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution published an article with opponents of Reed’s campaign run commenting on the allegations:
Atlanta City Councilman Andre Dickens: “Atlanta needs trustworthy, transparent leadership. Not distractions from the real things that are going on in our city.”
Atlanta City Council President Felicia Moore: “Its not surprising. This case emphasizes that his assertion that somehow he is not a part of any investigation is not true and that there is an active investigation.”
But the campaign party of the former mayor is accusing the AJC of false journalism. Reed’s spokeswoman previously released a statement to the AJC:
“Today our campaign raised more than $1 million in twenty days. Despite this extraordinary show of support from voters across our city, the AJC continues to repeatedly report false, inaccurate, incomplete and speculative information about Mayor Reed. It has become evident that the AJC is not interested in the truth, but rather committed to baseless “gotcha” reporting. In this campaign, Mayor Reed will focus on the issues that matter: addressing violent crime and restoring our sense of community.”