David Perdue Fights Tax Blooper as Karen Handel Seizes New Momentum in Georgia Senate Race

16
May

David Perdue Fights Tax Blooper as Karen Handel Seizes New Momentum in Georgia Senate Race

Businessman David Perdue continues to lead the polls for the Georgia Senate race, but a recent blooper on taxes may shake up the race as the candidates prepare for Tuesday’s election.

Perdue gave his opponents a golden opportunity after he agreed to not only cut spending, but raise revenues in an editorial board meeting with the Macon Telegraph.

In audio released by the Telegraph, Perdue chuckled after one of the members of the editorial board slyly noted that raising revenue was a “euphemism for some kind of tax increase.”

Handel said that by failing to clarify his position on taxes, he failed a key test.

“Most of the Republicans that I know, even the suggestion of raising taxes is no laughing matter,” she said in an interview with Breitbart News.

“That is David Perdue not being clear about who he is and what he believes in,” she added.

But Perdue, who signed the Americans For Tax Reform pledge a week earlier, claims he has no intention of raising taxes.

Purdue quickly clarified his position on Herman Cain’s radio show who agreed that the attacks and media stories were “misleading.”

“I’ve never supported tax increases to solve the debt crisis,” Perdue insisted.

But Handel believed that it was one more sign of a candidate that has struggled in the past to clarify his political positions.

“What do you think Michelle Nunn’s going to do with that?” she asked, pointing out that their Democratic opponent was already running ads vowing to cut taxes.

Perdue’s campaign decried tax attacks from his Republican opponents as “deceitful” and “outrageous.”

“David believes that tax increases hinder economic growth and destroy jobs. They are not an option.” campaign spokesman Derrick Dickey said in an email to Breitbart News.

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