Ben Smith in the AJC has this story.
Broun’s past financial and personal problems overshadowed a televised debate between the two men Wednesday night. Throughout the debate, Fleming tried to link Broun’s court-documented troubles of the 1970s and 1980s to the incumbent’s more recent statements and voting record. Among them: a bankruptcy filing by Broun, tax liens filed against the representative of the 10th congressional district and an alimony dispute with his former wife. “Bad judgment in the past when it leads into the future [is relevant],” said Fleming.
Broun called Fleming’s attacks, both on the campaign trail and at the debate, “despicable.”
“You ought to be ashamed of yourself,” Broun said. “Sadly, you are not.”
Broun accused Fleming of distorting his record. The incumbent has said he believes Social Security is unconstitutional, but that the system is too ingrained to be dismantled, and that it must be fixed.
Broun denied saying that veterans benefits and other forms of federal assistance, including Medicare, are unconstitutional.
Broun said he opposed the marijuana legislation because it impedes states rights to regulate their physicians. Broun said Fleming “mischaracterized” his vote on an Internet regulatory bill, which he opposed because it would hold Internet service providers liable for activities of computers users.
“When you stand before the Lord, will he believe you have lived a perfect life?” Broun asked Fleming.
“No one has lived a perfect life,” Fleming replied.
Also check out Jason Pye’s liveblog of the debate.