Rep. Rashad Taylor claims Rep. Pat Gardner's Campaign released anti-gay flyer in SW Atlanta
Rep. Rashad Taylor held a press conference to call for Rep. Pat Gardner to denounce the "anti-gay" flyer.
Rep. Rashad Taylor held a press conference at the State Capitol today to show media the flyers that he claims were distributed to Southwest Atlanta neighborhoods over the last week. Rashad Taylor said that he wants his opponent, Rep. Gardner to "denounce these flyers and tactics, and to hold anyone involved accountable."
Rep. Rashad Taylor is openly gay and is upset that someone is trying to use that fact against him in the Oakland City neighborhood. He says that the flyer is "totally false."
Rep. Pat Gardner held a previously scheduled press event this afternoon where she denied having any involvement with the distribution of the flyers, and said she would "never take part in something like that." Of her staff, she was adamant when she said that if she ever found out that someone on her staff had a part in something like this, "they would be gone!"
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