One of Governor Deal’s rivals, Dalton Mayor David Pennington, says a Deal apparatchik sent a “threatening text” to the campaign.
In a statement, the Pennington campaign claims Nathan Deal’s chief of staff Chris Riley sent the following text to campaign chairman Phil Neff’s private cellphone:
Two things to take away from this. First we’re getting an early Christmas/late Hanukkah present with the gubernatorial campaign getting a strong start this early. Second, if the mayor honestly feels “threatened” by that text, he needs to grow up.