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Kasim Reed Opts Out of Senate Race, Wants to Remain Mayor

Mayor Kasim Reed once again asserted his desire to remain mayor of Atlanta and not pursue statewide office.

In an interview on MSNBC this morning, Reed declared himself uninterested in the 2014 race for Georgia’s U.S. Senate seat, but had a couple of suggestions as to who might figure in on the Democratic side.

“I’m just loving being mayor; I’m focused on being mayor,” Reed said. “I think there’s some terrific candidates out there. I think Congressman John Barrow would be terrific. I also think Peter Aman, my former COO, would be terrific as well. I’m going to keep being mayor.”

The rush for potential new candidates for U.S. Senate was created when Sen. Saxby Chambliss announced he would not be seeking reelection at the end of his term.

Meanwhile, the AJC reports U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Savannah, spent the afternoon at the state Capitol, meeting with Gov. Nathan Deal and House Speaker David Ralston.

The paper also reported that in the next few hours, U.S. Rep. Lynn Westmoreland, R-Coweta County, will declare himself content with his current congressional seat, and will remove his name from consideration.

U.S. Rep. Phil Gingrey, R-Marietta, declared himself “very, very interested” in the seat and said he is polling. Like Kingston, he talked up his statewide connections. And Westmoreland officially ruled himself out.

Read more: AtlantaDailyWorld

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  1. John Randall Johnson says:

    When will he fix the Black crime problem in Atlanta? But them when will Obama do anything for Americans instead of attack them.

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