Norwood says someone doctored recording of her, sent it to WSB-TV

She's accused of asking Republican party to call her an Independent

Photo credit: Joeff Davis/CL file

Mayoral candidate Mary Norwood says a recording of her asking Republicans to call her an Independent was edited to show her in a negative light, according to WSB-TV.

The TV station received an audio recording from "political sources" who claimed Norwood had asked Fulton County's Republican party to call her an Independent, a move that would ease some people's worries that the councilwoman might be a latent conservative running in a progressive city.

"I called up the Republican party in Fulton County and asked if they could appoint me as an Independent," Norwood said, according to the tape. "The thinking is Atlanta is 8 percent Republican and 80 percent Democrat, so you can't win if you are a Republican label."

Norwood told WSB-TV that the voice recorded is, in fact, hers, but she says her words were switched around to make it seem like she's saying something she did not.

More By This Writer


Thursday June 7, 2018 12:25 pm EDT
Mammal Gallery and Eyedrum face the end of an era | more...


Monday February 26, 2018 10:15 am EST
"We're faced with a challenge posed by a city developing too quickly" | more...


Tuesday February 6, 2018 07:35 pm EST
Eyedrum, Murmur, and Mammal Gallery must move events during safety review | more...


Thursday February 1, 2018 02:00 pm EST
Can Atlanta’s arts communities survive and thrive in an area primed for drastic change? | more...


Tuesday January 16, 2018 02:58 pm EST
Anti-Trump groups rallied at Sen. Perdue's Buckhead office to call foul on his denial of 'shithole' remark | more...
Search for more by Sean Keenan