4:36 pm June 7, 2010, by jgalloway
We’re closing in on the 24-hour mark of Tuesday’s special election runoff to fill out the last six months of Nathan Deal’s congressional term.
Former state House member Tom Graves of Ranger has latched on to remarks by his opponent, former state senator Lee Hawkins, made at a Dawson County GOP breakfast on Saturday.
Graves has passed around the YouTube clip below, which has Hawkins saying:
“I’ve never voted for a Democratic president. It’s been said I gave money to Max Cleland. I did – ” The Graves video cuts him off there.
But both campaigns were videotaping. So we called the Hawkins campaign for the rest of the quote.
Before he was interrupted, Hawkins said: “….but my wife and I were invited to a birthday party for him in a restaurant. I did not know he was charging money. I’m not used to people charging for a birthday party.”
About the former U.S. senator from Georgia, Hawkins later said, “I admire his service but I don’t agree with his politics.”
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