Barnes voices a robocall that slams Williams for a mailer his campaign sent out alleging that as a state representative in 2011, Parent supported Governor Nathan Deal’s plan to slash the HOPE scholarship.
“Shame on her opponent,” Barnes says in the call.
The AJC notes that Politifact looked into the issue and has declared Williams’ charge “false.”
“Parent voted for an early version of the bill that was the result of some negotiations led by House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams, but voted against the final version,” the AJC’s Political Insider says.
The Democratic primary is entering its final days with election day scheduled for May 20. Whoever wins will face Republican Greg Williams in November. If elected, Kyle Williams would become the first openly gay person elected to the Georgia state Senate.