Carter’s missed votes become issue in Georgia governor’s race | www.myajc.com

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Carter’s missed votes become issue in Georgia governor’s race | www.myajc.com

Democrat Jason Carter missed dozens of votes in the state Senate as he prepared to run for higher office, including key decisions on the fate of new cities in DeKalb County and a constitutional amendment to cap Georgia’s income tax.

An Atlanta Journal-Constitution analysis showed Carter missed more than 130 votes on the final outcome of bills or resolutions during two terms in the state Senate, including nearly 60 votes in the past two legislative sessions as he geared up to challenge Gov. Nathan Deal for the state’s top job.

Carter’s campaign said he made more than 90 percent of the votes and the missed ones took place when he was meeting with constituents or negotiating with lawmakers. It pointed to dozens of votes that Deal missed while a member of Congress ahead of his 2010 campaign for governor.

“Governors in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones,” Carter spokesman Bryan Thomas said, adding: “We’ll put Senator Carter’s record against Governor Deal’s any day of the week.”

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