Atlanta Mayor Set To Launch Bid For Second Term

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ATLANTA (AP/WAOK) – Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed is set to announce his bid for a second term.

Reed is expected to launch his campaign Monday outside Atlanta City Hall.

The 44-year-old mayor is a Democrat, but he has tried to frame himself as a pragmatic problem solver rather than a partisan.

He was a frequent surrogate campaigner for President Barack Obama leading up to the 2012 election. But he’s also worked closely with Republican Gov. Nathan Deal’s administration on a new downtown stadium and with Georgia’s Republican congressmen on expanding the port of Savannah.

A former state legislator, Reed was first elected in 2009 and took office in 2010.

He was rumored earlier this year as a potential U.S. Senate candidate, and he’s still expected to seek statewide office at some point.

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