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Georgia Primary Offers Fireworks For Political Observers

Two of the most polarizing figures in Georgia politics go before the voters in primary elections Tuesday: former Christian Coalition leader Ralph Reed and Cynthia McKinney , the firebrand congresswoman who scuffled recently with a Capitol Hill police officer.Reed, the boyish-looking former head of Georgia's Republican Party, is running for the GOP nomination for lieutenant governor in his first bid for elective office. His campaign has been bedeviled by his ties to disgraced Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff.And far across the political aisle is McKinney, a Democrat seeking a seventh term. Her scuffle seems to have only bolstered her standing with core supporters.Neighboring Alabama is holding a runoff Tuesday, with George Wallace Jr. seeking the Republican nomination for lieutenant governor.Click here to read more in the You Decide 2006 Content Center .In Georgia, voters also will decide which Democrat will take on Republican Gov. Sonny Perdue in November. Secretary of State Cathy Cox...

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