First poll since ethics case revival gives Jason Carter edge over Nathan Deal

There's a high possibility that Carter is benefiting from a media bubble, given the timing of the survey. But we're sure he'll take it.

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Deal's aides sat down for a few hours the other night to nail down the two-year-old details. What resulted is this timeline that Deal's office posted to its website last night.

Fair warning for politicos: It also offers a dose of campaign rhetoric, such as the claim that the "issue is being used as a political hammer because Democrats can't run against Deal on the issues or the record."

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Said Deal:

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In the midst of the interview, to which you can listen here, Cagle indicated that he’s not a likely fan of the privatization movement that was pushed – and largely beaten back – by some state lawmakers this spring. Still, the state has initiated a few pilot programs. Said the DFACS chief:

This morning, we got word that Rep. Trey Gowdy, a South Carolina Republican who's made a name for himself with biting questions at Congressional hearings, is backing Kingston's Senate bid.

Said Gowdy:

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Also, in the coastal First District Congressional runoff, a pro-Buddy Carter Super PAC called Prescription for America's Future bought mobile billboards and sent out mailers, for a total of about $35,000. The group has spent $71,000 backing Carter this year in his race against Bob Johnson.

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Ending Spending, the group that attacked both Nunn and Rep. Phil Gingrey (presumably because he would not have been a good general election candidate) back during the primary, is back up on the air this week.

FCC filings show the group is spending $102,000 on Atlanta broadcast TV, $15,000 in Savannah, $12,200 in Columbus, $5,400 in Albany, and at least $7,800 in Macon.

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Yep, Rep. Jack Kingston was an extra in “The Last Song,” with Cyrus, a role which earned him a whopping $8 an hour.

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Greg Bluestein
Greg Bluestein
Greg Bluestein is a political reporter who covers the governor's office and state politics for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
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