The Dunwoody Crier is reporting today on a strange case of alleged “dirty tricks” uncovered in the Republican primary runoff election for state House District 80 based in Brookhaven and a slice of Sandy Springs.

An expensive, full-size campaign flyer was mailed to district homes attacking Alan Cole, a state HD 80 candidate, Brookhaven City Councilman Bates Mattison and the former Brookhaven mayor, J. Max Davis. “The men were pictured together, each labeled negatively – Mattison for a personal bankruptcy, for instance. Cole was alleged to be a slumlord. The handiwork echoed that of Democrats who poured thousands of dollars into defeating Davis for the House seat last year,” the paper said.

The return address was “Super Friends for Meagan Hanson”— the candidate facing Cole in the July 26 runoff . 

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