The district attorney's race heats up every time Republican incumbent Greg Winters and Democratic challenger David Cooke debate the issues.
Cooke says Winters hasn't been effective since taking office almost two years ago.To make his point, Cooke released a list of cases that he says Winters handled all the wayback to 2002.
Those cases include murder, rape and child molestation. The challenger says Wintersdismissed entirely too many of those cases, including all eight rape cases that he handled.
But Winters says Cooke doesn't have his facts straight. He says he didn't even handle many of the cases Cooke cites.
Winters even invited the media to check those files and show who was right.
13WMAZ tried to look at theoriginalcase records and filed an open records request to review the files.
But because of number of cases and pages, Winters says they won't be ready for review until next week, possibly after the election.
Cooke also says he can't produce the records to support his statements and political ads. He says he obtained his information from the district attorney's website. But that site doesn't include details about who dismissed the cases or why.
Cooke accuses Winters of stonewalling to keep the files hidden until after the election.
Theymeet in Tuesday's general election to determine who'll be thedistrict attorneyfor the Macon Judicial Circuit for the next four years.
The circuit covers Bibb, Crawford and Peach counties.