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Update from Representative Jay Neal’s campaign concerning anonymous mailings attacking him from an unregistered Political Action Committee:
Chickamauga, GA – July 30, 2012 – The reelection campaign of State Representative Jay Neal called on challenger Steve Tarvin to reveal what he knows about a negative mail piece House District 2 voters received in the days leading up to the primary election.
The negative mail piece says that it is “Paid for by Say No To Flip Flops” and attacks Representative Jay Neal who faces Tarvin in tomorrow’s Republican primary election. The mailer was sent from the same mail house that has done previous mailers for Steve Tarvin’s Campaign – Permit #96 out of Kennesaw, GA.
A review of the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission (formerly known as the State Ethics Commission) does not list the organization credited with paying for the piece as registered, as political organizations in Georgia are required to do. This latest mailer is the third instance of an anonymous or unregistered negative political mail directed against Representative Neal.
Representative Neal commented on the piece “My political opponents are free to criticize me and send out negative information about me if they choose, but they should at least have the courage to put their own name on their negative mail instead of hiding behind fabricated or unregistered political organizations.”
The Neal campaign is offering Tarvin’s campaign the opportunity to disclose whether or not his campaign, or anyone affiliated with his campaign, was behind this negative mail piece and why it was paid for by a political organization that is not registered as required by state law.