ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on Delta’s decision to cut marketing ties with the National Rifle Association (all times local):
A Democratic candidate for the Georgia governor’s office says the state’s lieutenant governor may have broken anti-corruption laws when he threatened to block a proposed airline tax cut after Delta Air Lines ended its travel discount program with the National Rifle Association.
In a Wednesday letter, Stacey Evans urged Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr to investigate Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle’s recent tweet in which Cagle said he would “kill” tax legislation benefiting Delta unless the airline reverses its stance.
Evans says Cagle may have broken bribery, extortion and ethics laws. She says Cagle stands to benefit economically from the threat as a member of the NRA. She also says Cagle’s campaign for governor could also benefit.
Cagle’s spokesman declined comment. The Attorney General’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
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