Okay, I know some of you are developing the shakes since you haven’t had a chance to discuss the LG race today, so here’s your daily dose of Ralph Reed . . .
Rudolph Giuliani was in Atlanta today for the big fundraiser with Ralph Reed:
Former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani praised Ralph Reed on Thursday as a candidate who can implement core Republican policies of tax cuts and a crackdown on crime.
“You can count me as a friend and supporter, someone who will do anything I can to get you elected,” Giuliani told Reed during a fundraiser for the ex-Christian Coalition leader who is locked in a fierce battle for Georgia’s lieutenant governor seat.
Giuliani’s appearance is certain to give Reed’s campaign a boost in the run-up to the July 18 Republican primary. Reed’s campaign has been dogged by his ties to disgraced former lobbyist Jack Abramoff, who is facing prison time after pleading guilty to charges of conspiracy, tax evasion and fraud.
And it could provide Giuliani with a jolt of support among conservative Republicans. Giuliani’s endorsement of Reed comes weeks after religious conservative icon Rev. Jerry Falwell said he admired the former mayor, but could not support him for president because of “irreconcilable differences on life and family.”
Giuliani supports abortion rights, gay rights and gun control.
Reed and Giuliani were effusive in praise for one another as they entered the Atlanta fundraiser just before noon, surrounded by news media from Georgia and New York.
“I just want to say I believe Rudy Giuliani is one of the finest leaders in not only the Republican Party but in either party,” Reed said.
So how much of a boost does this give Reed? Compare and contrast the endorsements of Zell Miller and Rudy Giuliani. Which means more in Georgia?