Atlanta, GA (AP) - A strategist and spokesman for a Republican running for Congress in southwest Georgia has resigned following his indictment in a vote-buying case in Alabama.
Jay Walker resigned Monday as a consultant for Republican Mike Keown, who is running against Democratic Rep. Sanford Bishop. Keown campaign manager Andrew O'Shea said Walker told Keown's campaign Monday about the criminal charges and resigned.
O'Shea said the GOP candidate was very troubled by the
allegations. Walker was among nearly a dozen defendants charged in an indictment announced Monday that accuses an Alabama casino owner, lawmakers and lobbyists of buying and selling votes.
A phone listing for Walker was not available. He was scheduled to appear in court Monday. It was unclear if Walker had an attorney.
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