After a secret recording sank his political ally's governor campaign last year, Georgia State Sen. Jeff Mullis and Republican leadership are rallying to block similar bombshells in the future.
Mullis, R-Chickamauga, dropped a bill Tuesday that would ban people in the state from recording somebody without their permission. Georgia is currently a one-party consent state, meaning only one person in a conversation has to know that they are being recorded.
In June, during the early weeks of Casey Cagle's runoff campaign against Brian Kemp in the Republican primary, a damaging recording of Cagle leaked to Atlanta media outlets. During a conversation with Clay Tippins, another Republican governor candidate, Cagle said he pushed a "bad" education bill to keep campaign contributions away from a political opponent.