According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Georgia Republicans have drawn a target on Better Georgia.
Thank you to more than 100 donors who gave just yesterday in response to the first attack on Better Georgia this week.
Now, for the second time in two days, Better Georgia has become the target of frivolous ethics complaints, and we need you to to fight with us now as we push back these baseless, politically-motivated attacks.
Last night, a second ethics complaint against Better Georgia was given to a Georgia blogger who’s been paid $75,000 by Nathan Deal to “help him with grassroots.”
We assume the complaint will also be filed with Gov. Deal’s ethics commission and processed by Gov. Deal’s hand-picked ethics chief.
We’re not quite sure of the details yet, because the attacks on us appear to be designed to generate headlines and distract us from talking about Gov. Deal’s trail of corruption, scandals and failed policies.
I want to be very clear with everyone who has supported Better Georgia over the past three years: we’ve done nothing wrong and will continue to fully exercise our free speech rights.
We will not be muzzled.
Gov. Deal and his team of bought-and-paid-for cronies are attacking us because they’re losing and they’re desperate.
In his biggest sign of weakness so far, Gov. Nathan Deal posted a poor showing last night for his last quarter fundraising.
Gov. Deal was outpaced by Jason Carter in total money raised by nearly 40 percent.
And among grassroots supporters, Jason Carter brought in more than 8 times as much as Gov. Deal. The governor brought in just $23,380 from donors who gave less than $100 while Jason Carter raised $194,779.55 from people who gave him with $100 or less.
If Gov. Deal continues to come up short in poll after poll and if he continues to trail challenger Jason Carter’s fundraising totals, his attacks on Better Georgia will only get more desperate.
So what’s our response to the frivolous attacks?
Bring. It. On.
If Gov. Deal wants to have a conversation about ethics, we’re fully prepared. Unlike him, we haven’t cost Georgia taxpayers $3 million for a corruption cover-up.
It is now clear that the attacks against us are coordinated by Gov. Deal’s campaign team and the Georgia GOP to distract voters from serious corruption allegations against the governor, including funnelling money to a company he owned but failed to disclose and repeatedly filing personal financial disclosures with false and misleading information.
The ethics complaints against Better Georgia are frivolous and we will seek attorney’s fees from the filers.