Felicia Moore, Andre Dickens advance to runoff election in Atlanta mayoral contest

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(Reuters) – Atlanta mayoral candidate Felicia Moore, the city council president, has advanced to a runoff election on Nov. 30, where her opponent will be City Council member Andre Dickens, CBS46 TV projected. In a campaign dominated by the issue of public safety, both Moore and Dickens had favored hiring more police officers to combat a rise in violent crime. The ballot included 14 names. Under state law, the top two candidates proceed to a runoff election on Nov. 30 unless a candidate exceeds 50% in the general election. The winner will succeed outgoing Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, who in a su…

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