SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Trouble is brewing for two of the men running for Georgia's top seat.
Democratic Gubernatorial nominee Roy Barnes got a Federal and State Income Tax break in 2008 and 2009 for a property he doesn't own. The house actually belongs to Barnes' daughter and son-in-law.
A spokesman for his campaign says it was an accounting error and he underpaid about $7500 in taxes for two years. Barnes' accountant also found another error that will give Barnes about a $30,000 refund.
Meanwhile Barnes' competitor, Republican candidate Nathan Deal also has allegations to refute. Emails and memos show that Deal lobbied Georgia's attorney general and others back in 2005 while he was in Congress to approve a landfill that he and his business partner wanted next to their salvage yard. Deal denies any financial interest in the project.
These issues and more are sure to take center stage as the two candidates square off in a debate next Tuesday. You can watch it live on WTOC starting at seven o'clock.