Who didn’t file on time?

Going through the disclosures for statewide races, which were due by midnight last night, here are the candidates that have failed to file.

  • Ray McBerry (R-Governor)
  • Randall Mangham (D-Governor)
  • Joey Brush (R-PSC)
  • Jeff May (R-PSC)

I am concerned about the lack of disclosure as we the head into the last weeks of the campaign from the two candidates from the Public Service Commission given how much PSC candidates rely on special interest money.

Early voting begins on Monday, voters should have access to that information.

[UPDATE] There was a problem with the State Ethics Commission website, according to Jeff May. The Ethics website now shows him as filing just before last night’s deadline, but it was not showing at the time of this post. McBerry and Brush still have not filed.

[UPDATE] Added Randall Mangham, and his mustache.


  1. Chris says:

    Ray has to get parent’s permission before releasing his supporter’s information due to minor privacy laws.

    That both PSC candidates haven’t filed is more troubling.

        • ReaganRepublican says:

          Voting Rights Watchdogs Cite Ethics Issues, Call on Handel to Withdraw

          ATLANTA, GA – Leaders from two of Georgia’s largest voting rights watchdog groups personally appealed today for former Secretary of State (SOS) Karen Handel to withdraw her gubernatorial bid on grounds of unethical conduct during her tenure as Secretary of State. The leaders, John Fortuin, co-founder of Defenders of Democracy, and Garland Favorito, founder of VoterGA, presented evidence that Mrs. Handel: took $25,000 in campaign contributions from individuals directly connected to the voting machine vendor lobbying firm, Massey and Bowers reversed her position and supported Georgia’s unverifiable voting machines while accepting the contributions appointed a former lobbyist partner, Rob Simms, as her deputy, thus allowing the lobbying firm to have undue influence and control over the SOS office conducted politically motivated investigations as cited in many of 63 impeachment articles filed at the General Assembly against her Inspector General, Shawn LaGrua

          Watchdog leaders also challenged state and local news media to investigate ethics questions evenly for all candidates. Mr. Fortuin elaborated: “These are some of the most serious ethics charges that have been raised against any public official. They illustrate in part, how the Secretary of State’s office has been an epicenter of political corruption for eight years. Former secretaries have historically gotten a free pass from state and local media on ethics questions even when unethical conduct shows them to be unfit for public office.”

          The leaders contend that impeachment articles and supporting documents cited in a Lowndes County State Election Board (SEB) case clearly indicate how a voting machine technician was framed to cover-up violations committed by an elections supervisor who was an acquaintance of Karen Handel. They also cited a December 2009 SEB petitioning case where as chairwoman Handel referred a former county commissioner for a felony forgery investigation even when there was no probable cause and no evidence that he ever forged any petition signature. The commissioner was petitioning for another commissioner to run against a personal acquaintance of Karen Handel. Both victims in these cases have offered to be available to the press.

          Media Contact: Garland Favorito (404) 664-4044

          • Icarus says:

            Spammed comment from a nutjob who’s been grinding this axe for months.

            If I find this comment again, you’re in timeout for spamming.

            And, for calling Garland Favorito a leader of voting rights watchdogs.

    • Jason says:

      See the update. The Ethics website was apparently down for some time. May did file on time. The other two still have not.

  2. polisavvy says:

    I wonder who McBerry will blame this time or what excuse he will use for not following the rules?

  3. DoubleDawg3 says:

    Why is Lee Hawkins’ Congressional disclosure messed up? THe reporting dates are crazy, but he went from $280K to $400K cash on hand, without making a loan or in contributions (at least those aren’t shown)?

  4. Three Jack says:

    maybe brush should have worked on his filing instead of hanging out with ayr in midtown last night…just sayin.

  5. ACCmoderate says:

    McBerry was going to file on time, he just got distracted by a high school cheerleading camp taking place next door to the Ethics Commission HQ

  6. Jane says:

    My problem with Joey Brush is that he joined with Vinson Wall and the other Rino’s and Democrats to pass a very bad redistricting bill. I think this was in the 90’s.

  7. jeff says:

    In the congressional district 2 race, Rick Allen has failed to file his campaign disclosure with the FEC by the July 8 deadline.

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