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Ralph Reed pressed by rival to document tribal ties


Ralph Reed should document his ties to tribes, his Republican opponent in Georgia's lieutenant governor race said.

Reed accepted $10,000 from the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians in his bid to become chairman of the state Republican party. The tribe says it did not authorize the donation and Reed says he assumed it came from disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff.

Casey Cagle, Reed's opponent in the primary, says Reed should list all of his donors for the state party bid. Cagle has been trying to make an issue out of Reed's tribal ties.

Get the Story:
Cagle challenges Reed to document tribal ties (AP 6/23)

Committee Exhibits:
Part 1 | Part 2

Witness List/Testimony:
Oversight Hearing Before the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs on the In Re Tribal Lobbying Matters, Et Al (June 22, 2005)

Relevant Links:
Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians - http://www.choctaw.org
Century Strategies - http://www.censtrat.com

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