Monday, July 24, 2006

POLITICS OF CORRUPTION -- "The defeat of former Christian Coalition director Ralph Reed in a Georgia primary last week has raised Democratic hopes there may be further fallout from the Jack Abramoff corruption scandal. Reed, once a rising GOP star, lost his race for lieutenant governor after being hammered in campaign ads over his ties to the "convicted felon" Abramoff. Dem strategists are now betting that an anti-Abramoff backlash may prove a factor in three to six races—a potentially significant number, since a 15-seat gain would give them control in the House."