PERRY, Ga. (AP) - New arguments have emerged in the race for Georgia governor, as incumbent Republican Nathan Deal accuses Democrat Jason Carter of being inexperienced while the state senator argues Deal has ignored the middle class.
Republican Nathan Deal, Carter and Libertarian Andrew Hunt met in their first debate Tuesday night before a rowdy crowd at the Georgia National State Fair.
Deal swung early, arguing Carter didn't propose bills like his campaign proposals while in the Legislature. Carter says Deal's economic policies have focused on big business.
The candidates sparred over ethics complaints filed against Deal and recent criticism by a judge of how state officials responded.
Deal defended his office, saying someone would have been indicted if they interfered in an investigation. Carter says state taxpayers are suffering because of the issue.