Ga. gov candidates talk ethics during 2nd debate

ATLANTA (AP) - Gov. Nathan Deal and Democrat Jason Carter are sharpening their attacks against each other with 16 days before voters go the polls.

Carter, Deal and Libertarian Andrew Hunt participated in their second debate Sunday night at the Atlanta studio of Georgia Public Broadcasting. 11Alive's Brenda Wood was a moderator of the event.

Deal says the state's job growth is the primary reason he should be re-elected and fended off attacks about his ethical record. Deal owned a salvage yard that got sold to a company that owes the state $74 million in taxes. Deal says he used a blind trust.

Carter says Deal left Congress to avoid an ethics scandal. Carter also faulted Deal for education cuts.

Hunt says he offers a contrast to the two attorneys with political careers. Hunt is a former CEO of a nanotechnology company.


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