I’m posting this here until Tyler can correct his post below. Jim Marshall did NOT say in the debate that Cagle approached him about using Austin’s Scott’s divorce record. What Marshall did say was that Cagle first started discussing the divorce record. When Austin was considering running against Cagle before he got into the 8th district race, Cagle had his hands on the divorce records. And he was giving reporters bits and pieces of what’s in there. This is an “open secret” among reporters. It’s the kind of thing that has gotten around, and I can only imagine the secondhand knowledge about this is what led the person in Macon to file the motion to get it unsealed. Afterall, if Cagle has it why shouldn’t the rest of us?
But look, don’t take my word for it. Below, I link to a clip from a WMAC radio show from last week where one of the hosts dicusses the fact that Cagle was shopping the info in the files back when Cagle was trying to bigfoot Austin out of his race. So, where did Cagle get the divorce records? Dunno, but I do know that he and his staff didn’t shop them to Marshall, and that Tyler’s quote is incorrect.
Link to WMAC interview: