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Abramoff Scandal
Editorial: Reed's Abramoff ties a legitimate issue


"Ralph Reed, contender for the Republican nomination for lieutenant governor of Georgia, has a lot going for him. His work years ago with the Christian Coalition, followed up with a national role in Republican politics, has left him with more than enough name recognition, the most valuable of commodities for a politician.

But Reed's name recognition and a compelling campaign platform are being overmatched by a more basic issue - character.

Reed is now linked with Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff, who is currently under investigation by the Justice Department for alleged fraud and corruption. Reed, an opponent of gambling, funded an anti-casino campaign in Texas with money from casino owners who were Abramoff clients. Reed subsequently said he had assurances that none of the money used by his consulting firm, Century Strategies, came from gambling interests. But e-mails between Reed and Abramoff, made available as the result of a Senate probe regarding Abramoff, indicate that he did know the source of the money paid to his firm."

Get the Story:
Reed's record a legitimate issue for state voters (The Athens Banner-Herald 12/21)
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Relevant Links:
Read About Reed - http://www.readaboutreed.com
Stop Ralph Reed - http://www.stopralphreed.com
Ralph Reed - http://www.ralphreed.com
Century Strategies - http://www.censtrat.com

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