Democrat wants state to probe whether Cagle’s Delta threat violated law

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Delta Air Lines has had its headquarters in Atlanta since 1941. Founder C.E. Woolman moved the airline’s headquarters from Monroe, La., to Atlanta.

A Democratic candidate for governor asked the state's top law enforcement official Wednesday to investigate whether Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle violated state criminal and ethics laws for his threat to "kill" a lucrative tax break for Delta Air Lines unless it restored business ties with a national gun group.

Stacey Evans, a former state lawmaker, urged Attorney General Chris Carr to determine whether Cagle broke bribery and extortion laws for his stance, which came days after Delta ended a discount program for members of the National Rifle Association.

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