The Devil went down to Georgia, and so did former Christian Coalition leader Ralph Reed. State Republicans aren't happy about what his candidacy for Lt. Governor are doing to their political prospects, reports Political Wire:

In Georgia, GOP lieutenant governor candidate Ralph Reed (R) "represents an 8-point drag" on a ticket with Gov. Sonny Perdue (R), the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports. Reed had close business ties to disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff.

Pollster Matt Towery says Reed's weakness "is that he frightens the independents who are essential to the creation of winning majorities in Georgia."