Contrasts Handel Conservatism with Deal Corruption
Former Secretary of State and candidate for Governor Karen Handel's campaign today unveiled its latest TV ad today. The ad is currently running in the Atlanta media market which is home to roughly 65% of Georgia's Republican primary voters.
Entitled "Solid," the ad contrasts Handel's record as a true conservative with Nathan Deal's long history of increasing the national debt as a Congressman and revelations about the secret deal he had with the state to financially benefit himself. These corrupt practices caused an ethics investigation in Washington, D.C., which ended in Deal's resignation from Congress, and an apparently ongoing federal grand jury investigation by the U.S. Attorney in Atlanta.
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Handel First Runoff Ad Unveiled
We unveiled our latest TV ad today. It contrasts Karen's record as a true conservative with Nathan Deal's long history of increasing the national debt and reckless spending as a Congressman, as well as his secret "deal" he had with the state to financially benefit himself. These corrupt practices caused an ethics investigation in Washington, D.C., which ended with Deal's resignation from Congress. The ad is even more relevant now that it has been learned that apparently a federal grand jury investigation by the U.S. Attorney in Atlanta is looking into the matter.
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Federal Grand Jury Investigation
The Atlanta Journal Constitution reported yesterday "A federal grand jury subpoenaed records and testimony from a top state official last month involving gubernatorial candidate Nathan Deal and a business arrangement he had with the state for nearly 20 years."
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New Endorsements of Karen Handel
Karen Handel announced yesterday 22 new endorsements of her campaign by elected officials across the state.
"I am very excited to have so much support from these fine leaders from across Georgia," Handel said. "I look forward to working with them on the issues critical to Georgia as Governor."
The new endorsements include:
Representative John Lunsford
Representative Sharon Cooper
Representative Earl Ehrhart
Representative Matt Ramsey
Representative Allen Peake
Representative Mike Jacobs
Representative Jill Chambers
Representative Sharon Cooper
Representative and Republican nominee for State Senate Fran Millar
Republican nominee for Representative Jan Tankersley (previously endorsed as County Commissioner)
Republican nominee for Representative Lynne Riley (previously endorsed as County Commissioner)
Republican nominee for State Senate Josh McKoon
Chatham County Sheriff Al St. Lawrence
Chatham County Commissioner David Gellatly
Chatham County Commissioner Helen Stone
Chatham County Commissioner Patrick Farrell
Cobb County Commissioner Bob Ott
Cobb County Commission Chairman Tim Lee
Cobb County Commissioner Helen Goreham
Henry County Commission Chairman B.J. Mathis
Dallas Mayor Boyd Austin
Gwinnett Sheriff Butch Conway
Sandy Springs Mayor Eva Galambos
Chatham County School Board Member Julie Gerbsch
These individuals join the nearly 100 elected officials who have already announced their support for Karen (that list can be found here)
Handel also announced that several key members of Eric Johnson's finance team have come aboard with her campaign including Joe Rogers, Jamie Reynolds and Nancy Coverdell.