In the heavily GOP areas of Georgia, theocratic-type candidates do well. So it’s no surprise that Ralph Reed, former head of the Christian Coalition, is contemplating a run for Lt. Governor of Georgia in 2006. With him winning in 2006, and Georgia Governor Sonny Purdue term-limited and no chance to run in 2010, it would be pretty easy for Reed to run — and in Georgia’s environment, win — in 2010.
A common complaint from many Democrats I know — we need to plan for tomorrow, today.
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Reed may run for Georgia Lt. Gov. in 2006
Washington, DC, Jan. 18 (UPI) — Republican political consultant Ralph Reed is considering a run for Georgia lieutenant governor in 2006, the Washington Times said Tuesday.
A former wonder-boy of Republican electoral politics, Reed ran the South for President Bush’s 2004 re-election campaign. Bush carried the region by a large margin, helping the GOP to post wins in five open U.S. Senate contests.
The lieutenant governor’s office has served as the launching pad for more than one prominent elected official. Retired U.S. Sen. Zell Miller, D-Ga., held it for 16 years before becoming Georgia’s chief executive.
If Reed can win the No. 2 spot, he would already have a campaign organization, a donors list, a campaign kitty and four years of statewide elected office experience by the time the 2010 gubernatorial contest roles around, at which time Republican Gov. Sonny Perdue — if he wins re-election in 2006 — would have to leave office because of term limits.