It seems campaign times not only bring out the worst in some candidates, it appears also to affect some editorial writers.
Contrary to Barry Paschals column in last Sundays News-Times, my disclosure report was mailed completely within the legal limits required by Georgia law. A copy of a letter from Georgias Secretary of States Office confirms this. A simple phone call from Paschal would have confirmed this fact.
In fact, Paschal, who has all my phone numbers, including my cellular phone, has called at other times to confirm facts on stories. Hopefully, not calling this time was a simple oversight.
The current laws require legislators to file five to 12 financial disclosure reports during a campaign year and two reports in non-campaign years. In more than 10 years I believe two have been late, which hardly qualifies as notorious.
I suppose the rush to a good create an issue story in the final weeks of a campaign was just too good to spend time checking the facts.
I dont usually write letters to answer newspapers. People disagreeing with me on legislative issues dont really bother me. But creating issues that dont exist does!
State Sen. Joey Brush
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