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Ellis Offers Reichert Support, Friendship

C. Jack Ellis says although he didn't win the race for the Macon-Bibb mayor's seat, his work in the community isn't done.

He says he plans to spend the next few years focusing on reducing poverty and rebuilding Macon neighborhoods.

In a press conference Friday afternoon, Ellis said he also wants to offer Mayor Robert Reichert his support.

"I would like to congratulate him on his victory and extend the hand of friendship, not as President Obama said a 'clenched fist,' but an open hand to pledge my support and my help in any way I can to continue to make our city the best city it can be," he said.

Ellis also said he left a message at Reichert's office. 13WMAZ could not reach Reichert for comment.

The former Macon mayor also says he had nothing to do with an anonymous flyer that circulated parts of the community before the weekend before the election.

The flyer urged people to vote for Ellis, Henry Ficklin, and Adah Roberts -- the three black candidates running Tuesday against white opponents. It also accused Reichert, other candidates, and 'Plantation Nigras' of tricking voters into passing consolidation.

Ellis says he does not know who made the flyer and called it, "one of the most disgusting, despicable, racist flyers that I have ever seen in politics."


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