Months ahead of Georgia’s GOP primaries, the Republican Senate candidates are already failing to be straightforward with the people of Georgia. On Monday, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that “U.S. Senate candidate Gary Black failed to file his personal financial disclosure” — more than four months after the filing deadline — while the Democratic Party of Georgia sent a letter to a top Justice Department official requesting a full investigation into the matter. The Black team blamed the lack of transparency on “administrative oversight,” but the three-term Agriculture Commissioner isn’t the only one failing to be open about their finances.
Herschel Walker, Trump’s hand-picked candidate, has two pending FEC investigations hanging over his campaign.
“Georgia’s two leading GOP Senate candidates apparently feel that campaign finance and personal financial disclosure rules don’t apply to them,” said Dan Gottlieb, spokesman for the Democratic Party of Georgia. “If Walker and Black can’t follow basic rules around publicly reporting required information, how can Georgians trust them in the Senate?”