Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, locked in a Republican gubernatorial run-off election with Secretary of State Brian Kemp, has now fallen slightly behind according to a new poll as the candidates continue to battle before the July 24th secondary election.
Controversy has arisen when a secretly taped phone conversation the Lt. Governor held with defeated gubernatorial candidate Clay Tippins, shortly after the Republican primary election, became public. During the conversation, Cagle admitted he supported certain legislation with which he didn’t agree because he knew money would be spent against him in the Governor’s race if he voted differently.
The University of Georgia’s School of Public and International Affairs surveyed the state (7/5-12; 769 GA likely Republican run-off voters), as reported in the Atlanta Journal Constitution, and finds Mr. Kemp taking his first lead of the race, 44-41%.
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