Trust is issue in GOP debate for Georgia governor nomination
ATLANTA (AP) – The two Republicans vying for Georgia governor continued to imply their opponent can’t be trusted in a heated debate.
Secretary of State Brian Kemp and Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle squared off Sunday at WSB-TV in Atlanta.
Kemp assailed Cagle over a secret recording released last month in which Cagle can be heard saying he pushed a bill he considered “bad public policy” for political gain.
Cagle shot back saying Kemp had conspired with former candidate Clay Tippins to record Cagle without his knowledge and release snippets to the media.
Cagle held a steady lead early in the race, but Kemp has recently closed the gap in public polling.
The contest is locked in a virtual dead heat with just over a week left before the runoff is decided July 24.
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