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Political fallout from Deal investigation

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Jason Carter jumped on an opportunity Tuesday, to criticize the latest developments in the ethics investigation into Governor Nathan Deal's 2010 campaign.
 
"They essentially believe they're above the law," Carter said in a news conference.
 
FOX 5 Political Analyst, Matt Towery, says Carter must act now if he wants to capitalize on the controversy before the November election.
 
"Where Carter really gains traction," Towery says,  "is the totality of all these things just drip, drip, dripping out for the last five years now, [and] wrapping it in a bow and delivering it as a major attack ad."
 
Carter seemed to head in that direction with his news conference, where he accused Deal's office of a "clear cover-up." He called for an independent investigation.
 
"You have the governor's tax payer-paid staff intervening on behalf of the governor's campaign," Carter said. "That's inappropriate. And as I said, that might be illegal."
 
Tuesday Governor Deal's office responded to our requests for an interview with a statement that reads, in part, "The charges against the governor's office from current and former staff completely contradict each other. We were granted no slack and no favors, and we won our case on the merits over the objections of commission staff."
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