DeKalb DA Sherry Boston gives early punch to Stacey Evans’ bid for governor

Boston elaborated in a statement released by the Evans campaign last night:

Boston may be the most influential woman in the most Democratic county in Georgia, so this early endorsement matters. Boston seems to acknowledge the shock waves it’s likely to send, characterizing her choice – at least in part -- as a personal one:

“You know, I’m holding out fine. What I most hate are trackers that – literally - border on stalking. And Georgia has some pretty tough stalker laws, I might add. And I don’t appreciate them being outside my house, and all of that,” she said. “But, you know, it is what it is.”

Given her mention of Georgia statutes against stalking, we asked whether she was considering any legal action.

Both campaigns have been trailed by at least one – and sometimes several – trackers who aim to record their every move and exploit any miscues they may have. And when campaigns try to deter the trackers, it can make for an amusing sideshow.

One of our favorites: This chess match between trackers and blockers in the 2014 U.S. Senate campaign.

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A few interesting donors on both sides: Ossoff over the last two months continued to be the favored candidate of Hollywood. His campaign accepted donations from Kevin Bacon, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kyra Sedgwick, Jon Cryer and Bradley Whitford, his filings show.

Handel didn’t receive much love from the artsy types, but she did pick up a lot more of her money from executives and other business folk. We did find $1,000 from the political action committee of U.S. Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., the now-sidelined chairman of the House Intelligence Committee who’s under investigation by the House Ethics Committee for potentially disclosing unauthorized classified information.

Handel’s campaign also accepted money from U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter and state Sen. Jeff Mullis, who also face an ethics complaint of their own. Carter has dismissed the complaint as a “partisan political stunt.”

And on the GOP side:

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"We want to partner with him on this project because there's no better way to raise the standard of living for Georgia families than developing the skills needed in today's global economy," said Cagle, who is running for governor.

Trump visited Wisconsin on Tuesday to highlight his administration's embrace of technical training programs.

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Tamar Hallerman
Tamar Hallerman
Tamar Hallerman is The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Washington correspondent, covering Congress, federal agencies and other government activities that...
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