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Kasim Reed says “meh” to Jason Carter’s bid to become governor

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Kasim Reed says “meh” to Jason Carter’s bid to become governor

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Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed has been getting some attention for his non-embrace of Sen. Jason Carter, D-Decatur, as the senator begins his bid to become the state’s next governor.

After being sworn for his second term on Monday, Reed took questions at a news conference. As reported by 11 Alive, Reed wasn’t ready to wave pom poms for Carter.

“I’m not a bandwagon jumper,” Reed said, noting that Carter didn’t back him during his mayoral campaigns. To read the full 11 alive Article, click here. The AJC’s always-illuminating Political Insider blog writes that Reed is probably none too happy that Carter might actually have a shot at unseating incumbent Gov. Nathan Deal, because it’s an office Reed would like to run for in 2018. To read that story, click here.

State Sen. Jason Carter

State Sen. Jason Carter

WABE received an emailed statement from Carter congratulating Reed on his recent reelection. Carter said he looks forward to Reed supporting him as the party’s Democratic nominee. To read that story, click here.

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