This is rather interesting, via the AJC Political Insider Blog. It seems that the Cagle Campaign might have overreached.
Now, let me give some background that can make some of you angry. A good friend tried to persuade me that because Ralph was slamming Casey over giving money to Mark Taylor, it was a slam of Eric Johnson. I said that was an overreach and we went back and forth to no consensus. My point was that it was only a slam of Eric Johnson if Cagle dragged Eric into the mess because the Reed people never mentioned Eric. We did not have a meeting of the minds on that topic.
Well, it appears that when Casey sought to explain it and bring Eric into the situation, the campaign accused Mark Taylor of extortion. From their press release:
“Taylor threatened the Republican Senate leadership, of which I was a member. If we did not make a contribution to him to ‘bury the hatchet,’ then Taylor would strip all Republicans of their committee assignments and kill all Republican legislation.