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Ralph Reed once called gambling a "cancer" that "is stealing food from the mouths of children." Then Ralph Reed needed to "hump in corporate accounts" according to emails between him and disgraced, convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff. Abramoff, as is widely known, lined up $4 million in casino money for Reed's consulting business.

Now Reed is running for lieutenant governor in Georgia.

On the eve of a fundraising event featuring Rudy Giuliani in Atlanta, Campaign Money Watch is launching a radio ad on several stations to tell this $4 million story.

Reed shouldn't get a free ride to stand next to the so-called "America's Mayor" without voters knowing that his record is one of hypocrisy, scandal, and greed. The ad script is below...

Say, what would you think about someone who said "gambling is a cancer. It is stealing food from the mouths of children,

And then turned around and took a $4 million job from casinos?

That's what Ralph Reed did. And that's not all. Working with convicted Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff, Ralph Reed used Christian groups as a front for his paying casino clients. That's right, Ralph Reed hit the jackpot doing dirty work for casinos.

Whatever happened to practicing what you preach?

At first, Reed said he didn't know where the money came from.

But after he got caught, he claimed he took the gambling money to fight... gambling?! What else does he have up his sleeve?

That's just the beginning of what we know about Ralph Reed's record as a lobbyist-for-hire. And now he's running to be Georgia's Lieutenant Governor?

Find out more about the real Ralph Reed at Paid for by Campaign Money Watch.

We're in this race for the [long haul]. Reed is smart and ambitious, and no one believes for a minute he's running for lieutenant governor in order to serve in that office. He's trying to move on up. Time to expose him for what he really is.

Originally posted to ddonnelly on Wed May 17, 2006 at 11:18 AM PDT.

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