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Atlanta’s Kasim Reed plays Obama surrogate on MTP

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If it’s Sunday, it’s Kasim Reed’s turn to Meet the Press.

The Atlanta mayor was tapped as a surrogate for the President Barack Obama’s reelection effort after another young black pol, Newark’s Cory Booker, veered so wildly off the campaign script two weeks ago that his communications director resigned in the fallout.

The Georgian is no stranger to the NBC political broadcast, appearing four times on the program as a Democratic surrogate since his ascension to the mayor’s office two years ago.

Reed will participate on Sunday in a four-person roundtable discussion slated to include Mitt Romney advisor Kevin Madden, ex-John McCain senior strategist Steve Schmidt and Center for American Progress chief Neera Tanden.

UPDATE: Reed’s weathering accusations of hypocrisy after attacking Mitt Romney’s business career in spite of appointing two executives from the Republican’s old venture capital firm to serve in Atlanta city government.

- James Richardson