The following was posted on Facebook by Carol Porter. Note that the same commenting rules from yesterday’s Cagle thread still apply.
Since the day I announced to run, I have kept to the issues facing Georgia and have not once made a personal attack on my opponents. I have stated many times when asked about the incident reported, I was not going there and that I could beat the incumbent Lieutenant Governor on his poor record on the issues facing Georgians. It is obvious from the viciousness of his false attacks on me that I am doing just that.
with another false allegation, seems to be lost on his campaign.”
I have been endorsed by leading Republican pundits and by Republican leaning newspapers. I am getting the cross over needed in Georgia to win and Cagle sees that.
As the people hear the truth on the property tax increases and the tax wasting decisions made by the incumbent Lieutenant Governor, they are coming on board with my message of stopping corruption and cutting waste.
If Cagle were not in fear of losing, he would not have gone back into the studio to cut his latest false attack ad, saying I would raise billions in government spending, when I am the one who wants to truly prioritize the budget and cut the non-goal achieving, tax wasting programs that he protects– like no bid contracts, fish ponds, and choosing to protect the sales tax cheaters. Nor would he have felt the need to make the vile filled and evidence free implication that I influenced Mr. Boyd to file the complaint when I did not. My campaign and I found out about the complaint when we were called by a reporter right before the broadcast.
It is illogical to assume that since Mr. Boyd endorsed Carol Porter and Mr. Boyd later filed a complaint against her opponent, that Carol Porter had knowledge Mr. Boyd was filing a complaint. It is this kind of shallow thinking that has the state in the mess we are in today. I had no knowledge of any kind Mr. Boyd was filing a complaint or even had filing a complaint in his mind. I met Mr. Boyd for the first time when he came by my campaign headquarters to say he was endorsing me and to give me a donation. If you have met him you would know– no one spoon feeds Ray Boyd. He is a man on a mission to bring ethics to Georgia’s government. He has recently put together, with the combined effort of ethics lawyers and past government ethics researchers, a comprehensive ethics bill. Mr. Boyd recently brought the proposed bill by my office. That was the third and last time I have ever seen him. ( In between he attended one of my fundraisers in Roswell. ) Mr. Boyd, as well as others who know the incumbent Lieutenant Governor, have endorsed me because I stand for ethics and openness in government. We all believe Cagle’s political record clearly shows he does not. For Cagle to seize on Boyd’s complaint as an opportunity to attack me and score political points in an election is what is wrong with politics.
The irony that he is protesting what he says is a false allegation, with another false allegation, seems to be lost on his campaign.
I want to make it clear–I had no knowledge of any kind that Mr. Boyd was filing or even had ideas about filing, an ethics complaint against the Lieutenant Governor. I do not need that to win this race. As I have always stated, if I can get the message out to enough people about the truth of the incumbent Lieutenant Governor’s unethical record, I can beat him on the issues facing Georgia. Now, let’s get back to that.