Reed finds national stage on ‘Meet the Press'

  By David Wickert The Atlanta Journal-Constitution 5:31 p.m. Sunday, June 12, 2011…

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The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

5:31 p.m. Sunday, June 12, 2011


Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed called on U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner to resign and defended the Obama administration’s economic record on NBC’s “Meet the Press” Sunday morning as the mayor continues to raise his national profile.

It was Reed’s second stint on “Meet the Press” and the latest in a series of national appearances that could mark the mayor as a key figure in President Obama’s re-election plans.

“The Obama White House is clearly paying attention to him and what he says,” said Kennesaw State University political scientist Kerwin Swint, who watched the mayor on television. “If the Obama campaign is going to make a serious run at Georgia, as it says it is, Kasim Reed is going to be important to those discussions.”     …


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