The progressive advocacy group Better Georgia has charged the state’s governor with secretly using almost $1 million from a Republican action committee to fight Obamacare.
In a post at the group’s website, Better Georgia Executive Director Bryan Long writes, “Instead of protecting the rights of Georgia residents under the new Affordable Care Act, Gov. Deal’s family and business associates have profited from a secret Super PAC funded largely by corporations and political action committees that either do business with the state or have a financial stake in legislation.”
According to Real PAC’s disclosure forms, some of the biggest contributions came from the healthcare field, including United Healthcare, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia and Wellcare of Georgia, each which contributed at least $20,000.
Deal’s attorney said the governor has done nothing wrong and labeled the allegation “ridiculous.”
Long goes on to explain that through disclosure forms, financial contributions from the healthcare supported political action committee is possibly going to GOP members with the intent of influencing their votes on Obamacare or funneled to other areas such as a slush fund to pay family and friends.”