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

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 8, 2014
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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  • All I can say is I hope he balances a checkbook better than his Dad did!!! I remember the gas rationing of 1980 oh too well!!!

    • Yeah, I was a gleam in my daddy’s eye at that point. I barely remember the Reagan administration. All I could think was, “Who is that nice sounding fellow on the TV?”

      • If you watch the movie “Miracle” the 1980 US hockey team, you’ll see a lot about those years in the movie!!

  • 11characters

    I feel compelled to ensure that you young whippersnappers get your facts straight. There was no gas rationing in 1980. That was at the beginning of the OPEC oil crisis 1973-74. Republican Richard Nixon was president at that time, btw. After the beginning of the Iranian crisis in 1979-80, there was a run on gas and lines at the pump, but no government mandated rationing as had been done under Nixon. Also, Jason Carter is Jimmy Carter’s grandson, not son. Jason’s dad is Jack.

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