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Deal refunds $130K in excess donations cited in ethics complaint

Deal refunds $130K in excess donations cited in ethics complaint
November 2, 2010 --

Gubernatorial candidate Nathan Deal has refunded $130,000 in campaign contributions that allegedly exceeded the legal limit. A campaign disclosure filed shortly before midnight Monday shows Deal returned many of the contributions cited in an Oct. 19 complaint to the State Ethics Commission. The refunds included more than $80,000 from three businessmen in Lawrenceville, Helena and Moultrie.

Irvin to GOP lawmakers: Ethics was ‘our core creed … until we took over’

Irvin to GOP lawmakers: Ethics was 'our core creed ... until we took over'
January 25, 2010 --

Former House minority leader Bob Irvin chastised Republicans in the Georgia Legislature on Monday for failing to make good on the GOP’s longstanding promise of sweeping ethics reform in state government. “Ethics was part of our core creed for 30 years,” Irvin, now chairman of Common Cause Georgia, said in testimony before a joint House and Senate Ethics panel. “It was our core creed, it seems, until we took over.”