Animal behaviorists will tell you that many species attempt to make themselves appear larger and more fierce, in order to fend off challengers.
This comes from the Associated Press bureau at the state Capitol:
Republican gubernatorial hopeful Nathan Deal used campaign contributions to secure a $250,000 line of credit from a bank whose board chairman has ties to the Republican congressman, a campaign spokesman said Friday.
Harris Blackwood told The Associated Press that the campaign placed $250,000 in a certificate of deposit with the Chattahoochee Bank of Georgia which then issued a line of credit for the same amount to Deal’s gubernatorial bid. Last week, Blackwood would not say specifically what Deal had used as collateral for the line of credit.
Blackwood said the money has to remain in the bank until the loan is paid back.
The maneuver effectively allows the Deal campaign — which has been among the fundraising leaders in the race — to appear to have more money on hand than