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former Christian Coalition director to run for Georgia lieutenant governor

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    http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/politics/10925315.htm?1c Posted on Thu, Feb. 17, 2005 Ralph Reed to Seek Georgia Post in 2006 Associated Press
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      Posted on Thu, Feb. 17, 2005

      Ralph Reed to Seek Georgia Post in 2006

      Associated Press

      ATLANTA - Ralph Reed, former Christian Coalition
      director, announced Thursday he will run for
      lieutenant governor in 2006.

      Reed, 43, filed the necessary paperwork earlier this
      month to begin raising money for the race. In his
      announcement, he pledged to "work tirelessly" for
      Republican Gov. Sonny Perdue and other party leaders.

      "It is long past time for Gov. Perdue and Republicans
      in the General Assembly to have a lieutenant governor
      who is a partner in governance and a philosophical
      ally," he said.

      The current lieutenant governor, Democrat Mark Taylor,
      is expected to challenge Perdue for re-election next
      year.

      From 1989 to 1997, Reed was executive director of the
      Christian Coalition, the organization formed by
      evangelist Pat Robertson.

      Reed headed the Georgia Republican Party from 2002 to
      2003, during which Republicans elected their first
      governor since Reconstruction. Both houses of the
      Legislature have since come under Republican control.

      Reed was also in charge of President Bush's southeast
      regional campaign last year.
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