Deal for Governor today announces the endorsement of the vast majority of state Senate Republicans. In all, 24 of the body's 34 Republicans have publicly signed as Deal backers.
"Nathan Deal is the principled conservative leader who can work with the Legislature to make the tough decisions that face our state in the coming years," said President Pro Tem Tommie Williams (R-Lyons).
Majority Leader Chip Rogers (R-Woodstock) praised Deal's commitment to budget responsibility. "In the Senate, we've fought for zero-based budgeting and lower taxes for Georgia's families and job creators," Rogers said. "Nathan's Real Prosperity plan will deliver both. Nathan's plan makes our state more competitive, implements our vision for smaller government and will create new jobs for Georgians."
"I'm honored by the support of our state's conservative elected leaders. It's humbling that officials who have worked with both candidates and know us both personally agree that I'm the best candidate to lead this state over the next four years," Deal said. "These public servants represent the voice of Georgia's people. A good working relationship between the governor and the people's elected representatives benefits all Georgians."
In addition, three Republican Senate nominees, virtually assured of election, have endorsed Deal.
State Senators Endorsing Nathan Deal:
Senator Don Balfour, Snellville
Senator John Bulloch, Ochlocknee
Senator Jim Butterworth, Cornelia
Senator Buddy Carter, Pooler
Senator Ronnie Chance, Tyrone
Senator John Crosby, Tifton
Senator Greg Goggans, Douglas
Senator Johnny Grant, Milledgeville
Senator Bill Hamrick, Carrollton
Senator Seth Harp, Midland
Senator Bill Heath, Bremen
Senator Bill Jackson, Appling
Senator Butch Miller, Flowery Branch
Senator Jeff Mullis, Chickamauga
Senator Jack Murphy, Cumming
Senator Chip Pearson, Dawsonville
Senator Chip Rogers, Woodstock
Senator Mitch Seabaugh, Sharpsburg
Senator Don Thomas, Dalton
Senator Ross Tolleson, Perry
Senator Renee Unterman, Buford
Senator Dan Weber, Dunwoody
Senator John Wiles, Kennesaw
Senator Tommie Williams, Lyons
Republican Senate nominees who have endorsed:
Charlie Bethel, Dalton
Barry Loudermilk, Cassville
Lindsey Tippins, Marietta