Saturday morning, the Biden campaign released a new round of ads touting the support the former Vice-President has received from America’s leading Black mayors. In the first 30-second ad, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, one of the first surrogates for Joe Biden, is joined by San Francisco Mayor London Breed, Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, New Orleans Mayor Latoya Cantrell, and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot. Bottoms opens the ad by saying, “Black women have always been on the front lines for social justice.”

In the second 30-second ad, St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter is joined by Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock, Columbia, South Carolina Mayor Steve Benjamin, and Mayor Levar Stoney of Richmond, Virginia, as each of them implores Black men to get to the polls. In the ad, these Mayors say Black men need to take their power back. In 2016, 98% of Black women voted for Hillary Clinton, however, 14% of Black men voted for President Donald J. Trump, according to Pew Research.

In the latest average of polls aggregated by Real Clear Politics, Biden has on average a 9.6 percentage point lead over Trump. In the October 3-6 conservative-leaning FOX News poll, Biden has a 10-point lead over President Trump. Twenty-four days remain until Election Day.

Former U.S. Vice President and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden reacts as he is introduced by Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms during an assembly of Southern black mayors Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019 in Atlanta. (John Amis / AP Photo)

Itoro Umontuen currently serves as Managing Editor of The Atlanta Voice. Upon his arrival to the historic publication, he served as their Director of Photography. As a mixed-media journalist, Umontuen...

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