Thursday, June 19, 2014
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's governor's race is heating up with Gov. Nathan Deal and Democrat Jason Carter attacking each other over education with more than four months to go before the election.
Deal's campaign began airing two new TV ads Thursday accusing Carter, a state senator from Atlanta, of playing politics by voting against the governor's budget this year, arguing it included the single largest increase in K-12 education funding in seven years.
Deal, speaking with reporters, noted Carter had voted for three previous budgets and said it's disingenuous to say he's the one who cut education spending.
Carter has responded with an online ad accusing Deal of caring about education only in an election year and shorting schools the funding they needed in previous years, resulting in fewer teachers in the classroom.
(Copyright 2014. The Associated Press.)
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