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12:56 p.m. — The jury that is in it’s 11th day of deliberations in the corruption trial of suspended DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis took it’s hour-long break of lunch, still unable to agree on verdicts for any of the 13 charges against him.
Perry’s representative declined to comment on his support for the governor in an email to our colleague Steve Visser. But Deal spokesman Brian Robinson said any attempt to link a deal worth more than $30 million to a campaign donation hardly topping $10,000 is “ridiculous.”
Robinson said Reed approached the governor’s office about Perry’s interest in the property and Deal’s aides stepped aside to let city officials explore the opportunities. The sale was approved last week by a civilian redevelopment agency, but the Pentagon has the final say on the transaction.
“We’ve looked for uses for this property for years. It’s irrelevant that Tyler Perry contributed to the campaign,” said Robinson. “We prioritize private sector job creation and we’ve particularly courted the film industry. It’s at the heart of the governor’s strong relationship with the mayor.”
He did, however, spin out another political benefit to the donation.
“It shows we are reaching out to people who traditionally give to Democrats.”