SpaceyG posted this tweet a short time ago. She and I have corresponded about it and I’m convinced her information is accurate and Reed will indeed run.
Seems @RalphReed told a certain Fox News reporter he WAS going to run for US House in Georgia’s 7th, a now-vacated seat.
I just received this via email from the Faith And Freedom Coalition:
“After much thought and prayer, I have decided not to be a
candidate for Congress in Georgia’s Seventh district in 2010. I
believe I can best advance conservative principles by continuing
to serve as CEO of Century Strategies, LLC, and founding chairman
of the Faith and Freedom Coalition. Century’s voter contact
subsidiary and grassroots team will be involved in a number of
races in 2010. FFC is growing rapidly, with over 150,000 members
and supporters already, currently adding one new state chapter a
week and 1,000 new members a day.
In 2010 and 2012, FFC will register an estimated one million new
faith-based voters and make tens of millions of voter contacts in
what may be the largest conservative get-out-the-vote effort in
modern political history. These nationwide efforts offer a much
better prospect for changing the direction of the country than
winning a Congressional race myself. In the end, I concluded I
cannot run for Congress and carry out the plans I have for
Century Strategies and Faith and Freedom Coalition at the same
time. I had to make a choice. I believe electing 50 to 100 men
and women of character and conservative beliefs to Congress and
statewide office over the next two election cycles is a more
efficacious way to advance the conservative agenda than seeking
public office myself in 2010.
Should that door open in the future, perhaps I will arrive at a
different decision, but I know this is the right decision at this
time for me and the Reed family. Jo Anne and I have been deeply
moved and encouraged by the expressions of support we have
received from so many. We are proud to call Georgia our home and
we look forward to continuing to be involved in the civic life of
our state and the nation. God bless you as we work together for
an historic victory in 2010.”