The Democratic campaign of former Gov. Roy Barnes matched Thurbert Baker, his primary rival and attorney general, ad-for-ad on Wednesday.
Baker focused on bingo-for-education. Barnes focused on jobs:
The Barnes script:
Narrator: “Roy Barnes has a plan to put people to work. Immediately.”
Barnes: I know it won’t solve all of our problems, but I can put 10,000 people to work – electricians, plumbers, sheet-metal workers – by retrofitting all of the state’s buildings for energy independence or efficiency.
“The best part is, the energy savings will pay for the improvements.”
Worker: “I think a paycheck would be great.”
We’re going to have to look at the numbers on this one – 10,000 jobs is a lot of people, and a lot of money. Here’s the documentation provided by the Barnes campaign.