ATLANTA (AP) - A report says a political action committee with ties to Gov. Nathan Deal has raised at least $459,000 in the last two years while not being required to file state disclosure reports. Real PAC of Georgia drew donations largely from companies doing business with the state or have an interest in legislation.
The newspaper reports PACs don't have to file state disclosures unless they donate more than $25,000 to political candidates in a year. The newspaper tracked the donations based on disclosures filed by contributors to the PAC, which was started by Deal's business partner and a major Deal donor from Gainesville. The PAC's treasurer Rick Thompson says the group has never supported candidates and was organized to get a political message out.