Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed re-elected to second term

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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