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Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed re-elected to second term
by Christina A. Cassidy, Associated Press Writer
November 05, 2013 09:52 PM | 1031 views | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Kay Pressley, right, questions Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, center, as he campaigns in west Atlanta, Tuesday. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
Kay Pressley, right, questions Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, center, as he campaigns in west Atlanta, Tuesday. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
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Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed has been elected to a second term, defeating three little-known challengers as he continues to raise his profile overseeing a key city in the South.

Preliminary election results showed Reed winning another four year-term in Tuesday's election.

Reed, a former state lawmaker, is perhaps best known outside the city for his strong support of President Barack Obama and his working relationship with Republican Gov. Nathan Deal on issues including economic development and transportation.

In making his case to voters, Reed touted reforms to the city's pension system, efforts to reduce crime and his hiring of additional police officers. Reed has faced criticism over a plan to use public financing to help support a new NFL stadium and efforts to regulate the selling of goods on public streets.

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