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Atlanta Mayor Lance Bottoms tests positive for COVID-19

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  • Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced Monday that she has tested positive for the coronavirus.
  • “COVID-19 has literally hit home. I have had NO symptoms and have tested positive,” Bottoms tweeted.
  • Now considered a potential vice presidential candidate, Bottoms’ national profile has risen sharply since the death of George Floyd as she addressed issues of her racism and unrest in her city, including firing the chief of police after an officer-involved shooting.
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Atlanta’s mayor has tested positive for the coronavirus. 

“COVID-19 has literally hit home. I have had NO symptoms and have tested positive,” Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms tweeted. 

Bottoms’ name has been floated as a potential running mate for former Vice President Joe Biden.

Her national profile has risen sharply since the death of George Floyd, with the mayor earning praise for how she handled the subsequent unrest in her city. Bottoms also fired her chief of police in the aftermath of an officer-involved shooting.

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