Travis Bowden, one of two GOP challengers to state Sen. Don Balfour of Snellville, shows us where that race is headed. He wants Balfour’s Senate colleagues to dump him from his leadership position. From a press release this afternoon:
Don Balfour is Chairman on the Senate’s Rules Committee, a group of Senators that decides which bills can be voted on by the Georgia Senate. Balfour has recently come under scrutiny by the media and the Senate Ethics Committee for violating Georgia Reimbursement laws. There are several instances of Balfour filing expenses for regular Georgia State Senate business when he was out of town.
“Senator Balfour has been Rules Committee Chairman for ten years, but he has never created the Subcommittee that will review legislative expenses,” Bowden said. “It’s suspicious that Senator Balfour would submit these false reports knowing they would not be audited. Since Senator Balfour has violated Georgia law, the Senate itself is out of order and our taxpayer dollars are being spent without any kind of oversight. We need to stop Don Balfour from writing himself a blank check with our money.”
- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider