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Politics as usual

Politics are in full swing again. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution sent me on several assignments covering 6th District Rep. Karen Handel and her opponent Lucy McBath.

Campaign signs are displayed in a window as man enters the Cobb County GOP headquarters, Saturday, Oct.6, 2018, in Marietta, Ga.

Campaign signs are displayed in a window as man enters the Cobb County GOP headquarters, Saturday, Oct.6, 2018, in Marietta, Ga.

Democratic candidate for 6th District Lucy McBath, who is running against Republican Rep. Karen Handel, speaks to campaign volunteers and supporters, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, in Atlanta

Democratic candidate for 6th District Lucy McBath, who is running against Republican Rep. Karen Handel, speaks to campaign volunteers and supporters, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, in Atlanta

Cobb County Commission Chairman Mike Boyce, left, talks with a woman during a breakfast meet and greet at the Cobb County GOP headquarters, Saturday, Oct.6, 2018, in Marietta, Ga.

Cobb County Commission Chairman Mike Boyce, left, talks with a woman during a breakfast meet and greet at the Cobb County GOP headquarters, Saturday, Oct.6, 2018, in Marietta, Ga.

Democratic candidate for 6th District Lucy McBath (L-R), former Governor of Massachusetts Deval Patrick, and Sally Harrell, who is running for a Dunwoody-based state Senate district, listens as Jon Ossoff speaks to campaign volunteers and supporters, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, in Atlanta.

Democratic candidate for 6th District Lucy McBath (L-R), former Governor of Massachusetts Deval Patrick, and Sally Harrell, who is running for a Dunwoody-based state Senate district, listens as Jon Ossoff speaks to campaign volunteers and supporters, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, in Atlanta.

Democratic candidate for 6th District Lucy McBath, who is running against Republican Rep. Karen Handel, walks with former Governor of Massachusetts Deval Patrick, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, in Atlanta.

Democratic candidate for 6th District Lucy McBath, who is running against Republican Rep. Karen Handel, walks with former Governor of Massachusetts Deval Patrick, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, in Atlanta.

A Trump flag hangs from the ceiling as people talk during a breakfast meet and greet at the Cobb County GOP headquarters, Saturday, Oct.6, 2018, in Marietta, Ga.

A Trump flag hangs from the ceiling as people talk during a breakfast meet and greet at the Cobb County GOP headquarters, Saturday, Oct.6, 2018, in Marietta, Ga.

Rep. Karen Handel greets guest during a breakfast meet and greet at the Cobb County GOP headquarters, Saturday, Oct.6, 2018, in Marietta, Ga.

Rep. Karen Handel greets guest during a breakfast meet and greet at the Cobb County GOP headquarters, Saturday, Oct.6, 2018, in Marietta, Ga.

Democratic candidate for 6th District Lucy McBath, who is running against Republican Rep. Karen Handel, speaks to campaign volunteers and supporters, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, in Atlanta

Democratic candidate for 6th District Lucy McBath, who is running against Republican Rep. Karen Handel, speaks to campaign volunteers and supporters, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, in Atlanta

Keisha Lance Bottoms Declares Victory As The Next Mayor of Atlanta

Keisha Lance Bottoms defeated her opponent, Mary Norwood, by only a little more than 700 votes.  I covered Bottoms election party for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution at the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta.

Bottoms arriving for her election party.

Bottoms arriving for her election party.

A trumpet player warms up during sound check for an election party for Keisha Lance Bottoms.

A trumpet player warms up during sound check for an election party for Keisha Lance Bottoms.

Bottoms greeting supporters before her election party

Bottoms greeting supporters before her election party

A photo of Keisha Lance Bottoms is displayed on a screen as a band warms up before an election party.

A photo of Keisha Lance Bottoms is displayed on a screen as a band warms up before an election party.

Charles Doyle picks up a sign he made promoting Keisha Lance Bottoms

Charles Doyle picks up a sign he made promoting Keisha Lance Bottoms

Supporters wait on Keisha Lance Bottoms to arrive for an election party.

Supporters wait on Keisha Lance Bottoms to arrive for an election party.

Kasim Reed introduces Keisha Lance Bottoms during an election night party.

Kasim Reed introduces Keisha Lance Bottoms during an election night party.

Bottoms speaks to supporters during her election night party.

Bottoms speaks to supporters during her election night party.

Supporters celebrate as results come in showing Bottoms winning over Mary Norwood.

Supporters celebrate as results come in showing Bottoms winning over Mary Norwood.

Keisha Lance Bottoms takes the stage after declaring victory over her opponent Mary Norwood.

Keisha Lance Bottoms takes the stage after declaring victory over her opponent Mary Norwood.

Keisha Lance Bottoms delivers her victory speech after declaring victory over Mary Norwood.

Keisha Lance Bottoms delivers her victory speech after declaring victory over Mary Norwood.

Bernie Sanders - On Assignment for Atlanta Journal-Constitution

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders arrives for a campaign rally for Atlanta mayoral candidate Vincent Fort at Saint Phillip AME Church, Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017, in Atlanta.  Branden Camp for AJC

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders arrives for a campaign rally for Atlanta mayoral candidate Vincent Fort at Saint Phillip AME Church, Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017, in Atlanta.  Branden Camp for AJC

Volunteers for Atlanta mayoral candidate Vincent Fort lead U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders through a crowd of supporters following a campaign rally. Branden Camp for AJC

Volunteers for Atlanta mayoral candidate Vincent Fort lead U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders through a crowd of supporters following a campaign rally. Branden Camp for AJC

Atlanta mayoral candidate Vincent Fort, left, sits with U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders during a campaign rally at Saint Phillip AME Church in Atlanta.  Branden Camp for AJC

Atlanta mayoral candidate Vincent Fort, left, sits with U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders during a campaign rally at Saint Phillip AME Church in Atlanta.  Branden Camp for AJC

Atlanta mayoral candidate Vincent Fort speaks to several thousand supporters during a campaign rally at Saint Phillip AME Church in Atlanta.  Branden Camp for AJC

Atlanta mayoral candidate Vincent Fort speaks to several thousand supporters during a campaign rally at Saint Phillip AME Church in Atlanta.  Branden Camp for AJC

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks to thousands of supporters of Atlanta mayoral candidate Vincent Fort during a campaign rally at Saint Phillip AME Church in Atlanta. Branden Camp for AJC

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks to thousands of supporters of Atlanta mayoral candidate Vincent Fort during a campaign rally at Saint Phillip AME Church in Atlanta. Branden Camp for AJC

Supporters react to U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders during a campaign rally for Atlanta mayoral candidate Vincent Fort in Atlanta. Branden Camp for AJC

Supporters react to U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders during a campaign rally for Atlanta mayoral candidate Vincent Fort in Atlanta. Branden Camp for AJC

Atlanta mayoral candidate Vincent Fort gestures to several thousand supporters during a campaign rally at Saint Phillip AME Church in Atlanta.  Branden Camp for AJC

Atlanta mayoral candidate Vincent Fort gestures to several thousand supporters during a campaign rally at Saint Phillip AME Church in Atlanta.  Branden Camp for AJC

A cardboard cutout of Bernie Sanders sits against a wall as people line up before a campaign rally for Atlanta mayoral candidate Vincent Fort. Branden Camp for AJC

A cardboard cutout of Bernie Sanders sits against a wall as people line up before a campaign rally for Atlanta mayoral candidate Vincent Fort. Branden Camp for AJC

Supporters of Atlanta mayoral candidate line up before a rally. Branden Camp for AJC

Supporters of Atlanta mayoral candidate line up before a rally. Branden Camp for AJC