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Former Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance switched sides join Biden White House

President Biden knocked former Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms to replace Cedric Richmond one of his most senior helpers, bringing democratic rising star as well as former candidate for vice president of the White House critical moment, Axios was first to report.

Why is it important: As director of white house office of Getting Started with the Public in In the coming weeks, Nizov will immediately have access some of the highest level of planning and strategy session in The West Wing – and the president himself.

  • role is an integral part of Biden’s policy making and then convinces the broader Democratic coalition that the president is planning the right approach.
  • The stakes are high: the bottom will responsible for divergent navigation policy goals between progressives and centrists ahead of what is expected to be an ugly medium term cycle for democrats.
  • “Keisha bright is noble, tough and has integrity required represent our administration in the American public’ Biden said. in statement. “Jill and I knew Keisha for long and stare forward work with her more close”.

Driving news: Bottom said Axios in the interview she plans do “more listen than anything”, and that “it is important that people feel how their voices are reflected and their voices are heard.”

  • democrats face perspective of loss one or both cameras of Congress in November and struggled to find the right message for voters amid soaring inflation and Biden’s falling approval rating.
  • Bottom, who It has reputation for sincerity, undertook to serve at least until the interim terms, according to senior administration official. richmond left White House last month for National Committee of the Democratic Party.

Between lines: When choosing Bottoms instead of Richmond, black former Louisiana Congressman Biden signals African-American voters and leaders’ continued commitment to raise people of color in his administration.

  • Bottom’ work like a mayor of a big city in critical oscillatory state – in the period covering start of pandemic through nationwide protests against systemic racism – gave her experience with a little of the most pressing and divisive domestic issues facing Americans.
  • As Axios previously reported, Biden one considered former Secretary of Transportation Anthony Fox as Richmond’s successor.

What they say: “I know what is this like to lead through difficult times as well as how it’s important to have strong leaders around you to navigate,” she told Axios.

  • “We have gone through very difficult times, especially for black people in this country.”
  • “Those challenges still very fresh and real to me. And I live this every day: me live it’s like a black woman live How is that mother of four children and me know where are those challenges is, but I also know where there are opportunities.

Background: Like Richmond, Bottoms has been a close adviser to Biden since the early days. of his 2020 campaign when both were surrogates.

  • the bottoms were one of names on shortlist for Biden’s vice president pick. He chose Kamala Harris and begged Bottoms lead Small Business Administration. As Axios scooped at the time, she flipped the sentence down.
  • In the middle of civil unrest after the death of George Floyd murderNizov held a press conference in Atlanta and urged the protesters to leave home: “This is not a protest. Is not in spirit of Martin Luther King Jr. It’s chaos, she said then. – If you care, citythen go home”.
  • As well as in emotional interview with “Axios on HBO” in summer of 2020, it opened up about the fight of black boost children amid fears they could be killed by hand of police tasked with protection public.
  • She is plans to spend most of her time in Washington DC, but her family will remain in Atlanta.


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