Conservative candidate invites former governors to tour state for talks with Georgians
Conservative Republican candidate for governor Nathan Deal appreciates former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's interest in Georgia's governor's race and invites them to travel to Georgia to moderate a series of debates between Deal and former Secretary of State Karen Handel.
"As a native Georgian, I'm thrilled to see such interest in this race and appreciate the national attention they're bringing to my home state," Deal said. "Former Secretary Handel says 'Bring it on.' To that end, I propose two debates a week - moderated by former Govs. Palin or Romney or both - to be hosted in all corners of the state.
"I am willing to coordinate these debates with newspapers across Georgia. We can also coordinate with television networks throughout the state, so that Georgians have the opportunity to hear the candidates for governor share their vision for Georgia.
"As they begin preparations for their respective 2012 presidential campaigns, traveling to our wonderful state will afford presidential aspirants Palin and Romney the opportunity to meet with Georgia voters and familiarize themselves with the issues impacting Georgia's future.
"Two debates per week, over the next three weeks, is not too much to ask of two individuals hoping to convince Georgians to entrust them with their pocketbooks and their values."