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Bottoms, Norwood hit runoff running with early-morning TV appearances

The two women vying to become Atlanta’s mayor wasted little time getting back on the campaign trail after voters narrowed the field of candidates on Tuesday.

City Councilwomen Keisha Lance Bottoms and Mary Norwood made appearances early Wednesday morning on Channel 2 Action News to discuss their platforms.

Bottoms, who brought in more than 25,000 votes for 26 percent of the share, ended her election night about midnight with a speech to supporters and appeared on WSB-TV at 6:30 a.m.

Read more about the race here, and get the latest on and Politically Georgia.

“I’m ever-mindful that there are close to 80 percent of the voters who did not vote for me this time, so we are pressing reset this morning, just making sure our message is consistent and it’s an authentic message,” she said.

Norwood, whose 20,000 votes count for 21 percent, came on about 6:50 a.m. Her last appearance on election night was also a speech to voters about 9:40 p.m.

She was asked on Channel 2 about being in the runoff again; she lost the Atlanta mayor’s race in 2009 by about 700 votes.

“Because I have run before, I understand this, so I intend to reach out to all the voters across the city,” she said. “ ... My size-5 high heels have walked all over this city for 25 years and they will continue to do so.”

You can see their appearances by following the links below.

Watch Keisha Lance Bottoms here

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Watch Mary Norwood here

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