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|Atlanta Eagle endorses Waites; denies her claim that Fulton opponent tried to tear down sign|
|by Dyana Bagby|
|August 10, 2010 15:54|
A large poster of Keisha Waites is tacked to the exterior wall of the Atlanta Eagle on Ponce de Leon Avenue, which a co-owner says is, yes, an endorsement for the Fulton County District 6 candidate.
Waites faces Joan Garner in today’s runoff. Garner and Waites are both lesbians, so whoever wins tonight will become the first openly gay person on the Fulton County Commission. Because no Republican or independent candidate qualified for the ballot, today’s Democratic runoff decides the seat.
Robby Kelley, co-owner of the Atlanta Eagle, says Waites helped fellow co-owner Richard Ramey with a legal issue involving his sister; Ramey felt indebted to her enough to allow her to put the enormous poster of herself on the bar. The poster has been up since Aug. 3.
Ramey could not be reached for comment.
Kelley said Waites also came to the bar last week for its karaoke night.
“She was nice enough to help Richard and he approved her putting the poster on the bar,” Kelley said.
The bar is also backing Shelitha Robertson for Fulton County Superior Court Judge.
Kelley said that was an easy endorsement to make because Robertson was instrumental in getting the eight employees of the bar out of jail fairly quickly after they were arrested in a botched raid by the Atlanta Police Department Sept. 10, 2009. Robertson’s election is Nov. 2.
Last year, the Atlanta Eagle also endorsed Miguel Gallegos in the Atlanta City Council District 6 race, eventually won by Alex Wan.
On her Facebook page, Waites claims Garner tried to rip down her sign on the Atlanta Eagle’s wall.
“I would like to say thank you to the Eagle Night Club for allowing me to put my sign on there [sic] building. I am deeply hurt that my opponent would try to tear this down from the building. This is very awful for anyone to do this,” Waites wrote on her Facebook page.
Kelley said the claim that someone tried to tear down the sign was not true.
“That was the wind,” he said.
Top photo: Two lesbian candidates face off today in runoff for Fulton County Commission seat (courtesy photos)
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