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Friday May 22nd, 2015 4:38AM

Dueling ethics complaints filed in Ga. gov race

By The Associated Press
ATLANTA (AP) -- A former state lawmaker has filed an ethics complaint against Democrat Jason Carter, whose campaign manager has since filed similar complaints against Gov. Nathan Deal.<br /> <br /> A July 17 complaint by former state Sen. John Douglas alleges Carter, a state senator from Atlanta, violated state law by sending fundraiser invitations during the legislative session. Carter is challenging Deal, who is up for re-election in November.<br /> <br /> Carter campaign manager Matt McGrath says the fundraiser was for the state party and happened after the session was over. McGrath filed two complaints Friday against Deal for attending a fundraiser hosted by the Republican Governors' Association and for sending out invitations to his annual fundraiser during the session.<br /> <br /> Deal campaign spokeswoman Jennifer Talaber said the complaints against the governor were "a desperate attempt to deflect."
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