Cagle blaming Porter for ethics complaint alleging extramarital affair

Republican Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, who is seeking re-election, vehemently denies claims of an extramarital affair – allegations now in a state ethics complaint filed by a onetime political opponent who is now backing Cagle’s opponent in the lieutenant governor’s race.

The accuser, businessman Ray Boyd, hasn’t come forth with any proof. He backs Democrat Carol Porter in Tuesday’s election. Porter’s campaign says she’s not behind the complaint.

Cagle thinks otherwise, according to campaign manager Ryan Cassin:

“Carol Porter obviously wants someone else to spread lies on he r behalf, and her willingness to spoon feed poison to an attention-seeking millionaire is despicable and pathetic. We expect Carol’s dirty tricks team to continue these kinds of attacks over the next several days in a desperate attempt to erase a 20-point deficit.”

The woman with whom Cagle allegedly had the affair also denies Boyd’s claims.

5 comments Add your comment

Rick

November 1st, 2010
10:03 am

Wow – that’s dirty politics for you. I’m definitely voting for Cagle now – challenging someone’s record is one thing – this is completely despicable.

Will

November 1st, 2010
10:11 am

A politician having an affair?? No way!!

Ralph

November 1st, 2010
10:12 am

The AJC promoting a rumor and obviously politically motivated and unsubstantiated “ethics complaint”. Gross bias.

Did the AJC report the substantiated rumor about John Edward’s affair when it was FACTUALLY EXPOSED, or did they keep it under wraps for weeks?

Real Vince

November 1st, 2010
10:22 am

His campaign manager can’t spell very well.

HB

November 2nd, 2010
12:18 pm

Lousy reporting, Chris! The quote from the Cagle campaign spokesman is several days old, and I don’t see why you wouldn’t provide Porter’s full statement here as well rather than just a small note that her campaign denies she’s behind the complaint.

So here’s the update you missed — Cagle was directly asked in the debate Sunday evening, October 31, if he blamed Porter for the complaint, and he did not. Porter responded empahatically, “Absolutely not. I had no idea Ray Boyd was going to file an ethics complaint against the lieutenant governor. I had never met Ray Boyd until he came by to endorse me because he really doesn’t like the lieutenant governor. But I had no knowledge whatsoever…I have refused to talk on any of that stuff the entire campaign. I will not talk on it. It’s a dead subject. And I asked my friends on Facebook not to forward any of the information about it.”