Reed Primary Loss Analyzed for National Implications Conservative activist Ralph Reed lost his bid in last week's Republican primary to become Georgia's next Lt. Gov. He had been favored to win. But ties to fallen lobbyist Jack Abramoff tainted his candidacy. Some see Reed's fate as a sign of things to come this November.
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Reed Primary Loss Analyzed for National Implications

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Reed Primary Loss Analyzed for National Implications

Reed Primary Loss Analyzed for National Implications

Reed Primary Loss Analyzed for National Implications

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Conservative activist Ralph Reed lost his bid in last week's Republican primary to become Georgia's next Lt. Gov. He had been favored to win. But ties to fallen lobbyist Jack Abramoff tainted his candidacy. Some see Reed's fate as a sign of things to come this November.

CLARIFICATION: The anti-Reed advertisement cited in this story was produced by Campaign Money Watch, a political arm of Public Campaign, which is a non-partisan advocacy group.