Could Ralph Reed, former head honcho of the Christian Coalition and later a key player in the Abramoff scandals, be on the verge of running for Congress?
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David Brody reports that Reed will announce tomorrow whether he will run for the House seat currently held by Rep. John Linder (R-GA), who is not running again this year. Reed is expected to make the announcement on Twitter, Facebook, and the websites for both his personal account (which is currently an empty page saying only "Under Construction") and and his current organization, the Faith and Freedom Coalition.
Reed, a longtime power-broker in Christian Right politics, previously ran for lieutenant governor of Georgia in 2006. Although he started out in a very strong position, his campaign was derailed as the Abramoff scandal widened, with e-mails showing his own communications with Abramoff. Reed lost the Republican primary to state Sen. Casey Cagle by a margin of 56%-44%.