GOP Attorney General candidate Perry McGuire takes to the airwaves with a hard hitting ad:
A television ad that begins running tonight contends that Attorney General Thurbert Baker so badly botched the appeal of a 1984 Middle Georgia murder case that it resulted in the reversal of a confessed killer’s conviction.
Republican challenger Perry McGuire is using the handling of the appeal in his underdog bid to unseat Baker, who has held the state’s top legal office since 1997. McGuire was able to enlist the aid of the victim’s widower, who appears in the ad.
Baker says the case was mishandled at the trial level, not during the appeal handled by his office.
Here’s the ad in question:
BTW, I hear there’s a poll that puts McGuire within 5 points of Baker.