Tonight, Austin Scott debated Jim Marshall at the Georgia National Fairgrounds in Perry. The debate was run well and some interesting questions were asked of the candidates. One particular question was directed at Congressman Marshall. He was asked if he played any role in the call for Austin Scott to unseal his divorce records.
‘Casey Cagle was behind it’ (paraphrase). That’s right, Marshall claimed that Cagle’s staff approached him about Austin’s divorce records and wanted Marshall to use it to his advantage in the race. Marshall claims that he refused, but did say that Cagle has been after Austin since he was rumored to challenge Casey for the Lieutenant Governor’s seat.
Now, I realize that this is a Democrat openly attacking a state Republican official and, therefore, shouldn’t come as a surprise, but we all know that nothing remains a secret in politics for long. I have a feeling the truth will rise to the surface.
In the meantime, I believe Marshall will continue to grasp at straws until the end of this election. He knows he faces a tough challenge in Austin Scott. So, we’ll see if he resorts to further drastic measures that will trump even going after his own Party’s leadership.