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Candidate helped defeat ban on gambling

Jim Galloway and Alan Judd of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution report that
Ralph Reed, who has vocally condemned gambling as a "cancer on the American body politic," quietly worked five years ago to kill a proposed ban on Internet wagering on behalf of eLottery Inc., a Connecticut-based company in the online gambling industry. The defeated legislation sought to control a segment of the gambling industry that went on to experience prodigious growth. A spokesman for Reed said that though the political consultant fought the ban as a subcontractor to Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff's law firm, he did not know "the specific client" that had hired Abramoff.

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