On the heels of President Donald Trump endorsing his rival in the race for Georgia governor, another potentially damaging clip of Casey Cagle has surfaced.
“What I do know is that we’ve got a lot of people that have big checkbooks that are solidly behind us. And you know, they want to help – they want to help the cause. So – so that’s one.”
Clay Tippins, himself a former candidate for governor, claims Cagle offered to call his mega-donors to pay off his $300,000 in campaign debt in exchange for his endorsement during a secretly recorded meeting. Tippins turned down the offer.
“I’m well aware that we walked away from $300,000,” Tippins said. “It’s the best $300,000 we’ve ever walked away from.
“I’m getting a little tired of his antics, as well,” Cagle said in response to the accusation. “I never offered him $300,000 to bribe him for anything.”
Meanwhile, Vice President Mike Pence is coming to Macon Saturday to stump for Cagle’s opponent in Tuesday’s primary runoff, Brian Kemp.
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