The ever icy Carter-Reed relationship

Kasim Reed his focus lies with Michelle Nunn's race, not Jason Carter's.

Gov. Nathan Deal and Mayor Kasim Reed

On Wednesday Democratic Senate nominee Michelle Nunn took a victory lap to celebrate her election night win, which seemed more akin to a coronation than a real contest.

She was flanked by Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed at the Majestic Diner; he dubbed the race for Georgia’s open Senate seat the “most important election for Democrats in the state.”

What about Jason Carter’s run for governor?

After stating he planned to call and congratulate him on winning a primary in which he faced no opposition, Reed declared “my time and energy is going to be spent on Michelle Nunn’s campaign because I think she can win and it’s my priority to keep a Democratic U.S. senator.”

As for whether or not he intended to publicly stump for Carter, Reed was just as frosty, per the AJC.

“I haven’t given it any thought at all. Last night the races I cared about were Michelle Nunn’s and Hank Johnson’s.”

Those comments mark a continuation of a trend. While he’s stated that he intends to support the Democratic ticket, Reed has offered anything but full-throated support for Carter’s gubernatorial bid.

“I’m not a bandwagon jumper,” he said in January.

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