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An Evangelical is back from exile, lifting Romney

Published: Wednesday, Sept. 2 2015 11:17 p.m. MDT

July 2009, former Christian Coalition leader Ralph Reed pauses during an interview in Atlanta. Reed has more than 5,000 volunteers ready to spread the word of Mitt Romney's plan, according to The New York Times. (John Bazemore, Associated Press) July 2009, former Christian Coalition leader Ralph Reed pauses during an interview in Atlanta. Reed has more than 5,000 volunteers ready to spread the word of Mitt Romney's plan, according to The New York Times. (John Bazemore, Associated Press)

Our take: Will Ralph Reed, a political activist help persuade voters to take a chance with Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney? Jo Becker with The New York Times takes a look into Reed's new tactics for this year's election:

"Ralph Reed is clearly relishing his revival.

"Just six years ago, the man who turned the Christian Coalition into such a powerful political force that he was called 'Godís right-hand man' was all but written off, tarnished by his ties to the disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff, then trounced in his campaign to become Georgia's lieutenant governor.

"But after several years in political purgatory, Mr. Reed has found his way back.

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