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 />
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 />
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 />
Deal campaign spokeswoman Jennifer Talaber said the complaints against the governor were "a desperate attempt to deflect."
To help reduce the risk of child drownings, especially among minorities, the USA Swimming Foundation has set the goal of teaching 800,000 children to swim this year at more than 725 locations around the country, including one in Gainesville.