Ralph Reed, once left for dead politically, is trying to stage a comeback.
Reed, the 49-year-old former executive director of the Christian coalition, saw his meteoric rise take an even harder fall in 2006 after the extent of his ties to convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff were revealed. He saw sizable, early leads in the polls disintegrate in his bid for Georgia lieutenant governor, and he wound up losing in the GOP primary.
But in a changed environment, the first one favoring Republicans since 2006, Reed is plotting a bid for Congress. The Christian Broadcasting Network’s David Brody reports Reed will declare his candidacy tomorrow morning for retiring Georgia Congressman John Linder’s seat. (Linder announced his retirement on Feb. 27. The seventh congressional district is a solidly Republican one. McCain won it with 60% of the vote; Bush did so with 70%.)
However, the Christian Broadcasting Network’s article doesn’t say Reed is running but rather that Reed will make his decision known tomorrow.
The Brody File has learned that Ralph Reed will announce whether or not he is running for Congress at 11am Wednesday.
The former Executive Director of the Christian Coalition will make the announcement via twitter, Facebook and his websites (Faith and Freedom Coalition and Ralph Reed’s personal website)
No word on what he will decide but it sure is an enticing opportunity.
We’ll find out tomorrow who’s right and who’s wrong.