(AJC) - Republican U.S. Rep. Tom Price of Roswell has contributed nearly $50,000 to state legislative candidates since July 1, adding to the speculation that he may be considering coming back to Georgia to run for governor in 2018.
In all, Price has contributed more than $116,000 to about four-dozen Republican state lawmakers and candidates this year after donating little to incumbents or challengers during the past four years.
Good-government groups like Common Cause Georgia have long objected to laws allowing politicians like Price to raise money for their campaigns and then funnel it to other candidates. They argue it can be used to essentially purchase political allegiance. But both parties have long followed the practice and have been reluctant to change the system.