Monday, July 14, 2008

Watson's disclosure way overdue

Posted By on Mon, Jul 14, 2008 at 3:51 PM

State Rep. Stan Watson, a leading Democratic candidate for DeKalb CEO still has not filed his June 30 campaign disclosure report.

Disclosures were due last Tuesday, but, as of 11:15 a.m. this morning, Watson's was six days overdue, according to the filing officer with the county election department.

We couldn't reach Watson by phone, so we can only speculate on why he's so late. Frankly, we wonder if it has something to do with the fact that Commissioner Burrell Ellis, the presumed front-runner in the CEO's race, reported contributions totaling a staggering $421,000, while Ann Kimbrough, chief of staff to CEO Vernon Jones, reported just under $89,000. If Watson had come in third in fund-raising, it could potentially shift some undecided voters to Kimbrough in tomorrow's primary.

C'mon, Stan. Turn in your report so we can compare all the candidates' finances fairly.

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