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Ralph Reed hasn't been hurt by Abramoff scandal

Republican activist Ralph Reed will be the subject of a Senate hearing into the Jack Abramoff lobbying scandal but supporters and observers say the attention hasn't hurt his campaign for lieutenant governor of Georgia.

Reed took money from Abramoff's wealthy gaming clients in order to fight gaming efforts of other tribes. That has raised eyebrows in Alabama, where $1.15 million of the tribal funds went.

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing is scheduled for June 22. It will also look into the role of GOP anti-tax activist Grover Norquist in the scandal.

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