July 28, 2014
On Friday, AJC columnist Greg Bluestein reported on an ethics complaint filed by former State Senator and Newton County Commissioner John Douglas alleging that gubernatorial candidate Jason Carter violated state ethics laws by lining up contributions for a fundraising event in New York City while the Georgia General Assembly was still in session.
While Carter’s campaign tried to dismiss the accusations, questions still remain as to how Jason Carter pocketed nearly $24,000 from New York City donors the same weekend as the “Georgia Democratic Party” fundraiser he paid for without soliciting contributions and pledges prior to sine die.
For a candidate who claims to be laser focused on ethics, it’s clear that Jason Carter has a lot of explaining to do. But to date, Carter has ducked the truth while his hired hands have doubled down on their assault of Governor Nathan Deal. With President Obama’s right hand man David Axelrod as his campaign consultant, Carter’s strategy should come as no surprise. Like President Obama, Jason Carter doesn’t think the rules apply to him. And as we have witnessed during Obama’s tenure in Washington, the truth is trumped by political ambition.
Complaint claims Jason Carter held ‘illegal’ fundraiser; Democrat punches back
AJC; July 25, 2014
Carter Ethics Complaint on After Session Fundraiser
Zpolitics; July 25, 2014
Ethics Complaint Filed over New York Fundraiser
Associated Press; July 26, 2014
Ethics Claim Filed Against Jason Carter
WABE; July 26, 2014
Carter Has Ethics Problems of His Own
News Radio 106.7; July 26, 2014