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Democrat from Georgia

State senator representing District 39, which runs from East Point to Buckhead.

Recent statements involving Vincent Fort

About 3 percent of Gov. Nathan Deal’s appointments have been African-American.

"What concerns me is there is only two sentences that have been written about minority business."

Taxes on groceries and medicine will rise under a plan to improve roads and rail for metro Atlanta.

"If [Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed] wants to be like Bull Connor, then so be it."

Says Democratic opponent is "too Republican to stand up for us."

Recent stories featuring Vincent Fort

A $1 billion deal:

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank announced recently they’ve agreed to the financial framework of a $1 billion stadium to replace the 20-year-old Georgia Dome.

The deal must still be approved by the 15-member Atlanta City Council.


 

Transportation Tax: The Best of the Truths, Rumors and Gridlock:

The road to Tuesday’s monumental transportation tax vote is paved with truths, rumors and innuendoes.

Leave it to the Truth-O-Meter to inspect every bump and crack in the pavement. Since spring, PolitiFact published nearly two dozen stories checking statements about the 10-year, 1 percent sales tax, otherwise known as T-SPLOST. It could raise $8.5 billion over 10 years, after inflation.

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Both sides got it wrong some of the time. Statements by supporters and opponents often fell short of True.

And once Election Day is over, we expect the rhetoric to continue. Metro Atlantans love to gripe about traffic.

Bring it on. We could go for miles and miles.

Read these summaries of our transportation tax rulings below.

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