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onehandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 11:45 AM
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Handel calls Deal, concedes GOP nomination for governor (Failin' Palin's endorsement sinks another)
Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Yesterday, Karen Handel called Nathan Deal a corrupt relic of Washington. Today, however, Handel said she is endorsing him as the GOP nominee for governor. In a statement just released from the Handel campaign, she said she called Deal this morning to concede the nomination.The November ballot is now set. Deal will represent the GOP and face Democrat Roy Barnes and Libertarian John Monds.

Deal spokesman Brian Robinson said that U.S. Rep. Lynn Westmoreland, R-Ga., coordinated the phone call between Handel and Deal. They had a very good talk, Robinson said. Nathan congratulated her on a great campaign. She told him that she would not ask for a recount and that she would be on board to help the party to victory in November.

Deal, Robinson said, thanked her for her graciousness and said he looked forward to meeting with her in person.We thank her for putting the party first and saving us a lot of heartache. She has shown that she is putting Georgia first and we are greatly appreciative of her selflessness in this situation.

Earlier Wednesday, Deal appeared at a GOP unity breakfast in Buckhead, but Handel did not. But her statement this morning is clearly aimed at healing a party battered by months of a tough primary campaign and a brutal three-week runoff. Barnes, meanwhile, cruised to victory over six other opponents in the Democratic primary. While other Democrats, particularly House Minority Leader DuBose Porter, D-Dublin, took their shots at Barnes, that contest never reached the level of contention the GOP race.

Read more: http://blogs.ajc.com/georgia_elections_news/2010/08/11/... /



Go Roy Barnes!
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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 11:48 AM
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1. El Beso de Muerte strikes again...
Edited on Wed Aug-11-10 11:49 AM by MineralMan
You go, Sarah!
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RamblingRose Donating Member (403 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 11:52 AM
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2. "Bring It On" Sarah. n/t
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 12:31 PM
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3. Wow, Teabaggers have such integrity! Endorsing people who they "know" are CORRUPT! n/t
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emilyg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 12:49 PM
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6. Deal not corrupt?
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 12:56 PM
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8. I didn't say whether he was or not. The Teabagger said he was corrupt. And THEN she endorsed him. nt
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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 12:39 PM
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4. Behold, a Palin Horse
Edited on Wed Aug-11-10 12:40 PM by SpiralHawk
Sarah Pale Horse takes another TeaBagliCon down down down into the darkness...
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Donnachaidh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 12:44 PM
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5. Wonder what Deal offered her to give it up?
Good ole boys know how much is needed when a chute needs greasing.
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SoapBox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 12:51 PM
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7. It's the St. SarahPoisonIvy "Kiss of Death"!
...keep it up Sister Quitter...just keep on talk'n that crazy
and giving the Kiss of Death to other loons.
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Hoyt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 07:03 PM
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9. Time to get behind Barnes. He has a chance.

Although I'm concerned with some of the comments Barnes has made regarding so-called immigration reform, Deal's ads against immigrants and same-sex marriage sound like the Klan I remember as a kid. Would not surprise me if he burns a cross on top Stone Mountain before the election, just like they did in the old days. Worse are those who will vote for him for these positions.

It's going to be ugly. Hope Barnes will articulate a different view.
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