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Gov. Deal: Where's the HOPE?
August 11, 2014
Election year pandering is nothing new for many politicians, but Gov. Deal might be the king of it.
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Nathan Deal used taxpayer money to secure a personal business deal that made him a multi-millionaire
June 27, 2014
Since becoming governor, Nathan Deal has gone from rags to riches by using taxpayer-funded staff to work on his own personal business deals behind closed doors.
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Gov. Deal brags about a $750 million education shortfall
June 20, 2014
It shouldn’t be a surprise by now, but Gov. Deal is at it again.
This time he’s bragging about how he increased funding for public schools. But sadly, Gov. Deal isn’t being honest with you. The new budget that Gov. Deal is bragging about still shorts our public schools around $750 million dollars...
Deal's ethics scandals: the 13 names you need to know right now
May 27, 2014
Gov. Nathan Deal—Became the focus of a state ethics investigation after questions about his 2010 campaign finances were raised. Allegedly, Deal’s campaign paid $322,000 to companies that Deal or his associates own or have an interest in.
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Posted by Bryan Long on September 16th, 2014

Georgia has been an exceptional state for Nathan Deal to do business.

When Nathan Deal walked into the governor’s office in January 2011, he had just quit Congress to avoid penalties for using his office to strong-arm an exclusive state contract for his Gainesville junkyard.

Without that exclusive government contract, his junkyard started losing money and was in debt by about $2 million. The governor needed to sell it.


Posted by Bryan Long on September 22nd, 2014

You may think Congress is bad. The gridlock. The partisan politics. And all those politicians on the take from big corporations.

But imagine what it takes to get run out of Congress?

Nathan Deal spent 17 years in Congress before he quit to avoid penalties for using his office to strong-arm an exclusive state contract for his Gainesville junkyard.

If even D.C.’s career politicians rejected Deal, there must really be something wrong.

Posted by Bryan Long on September 18th, 2014

The polls continue to show that the governor’s race between Jason Carter and Nathan Deal is locked in a dead heat and the U.S. Senate race between Michelle Nunn and David Perdue is neck-and-neck.

Conservatives are seeing the news too, and now they will stop at nothing to suppressvoter rights in Georgia.


Conservatives know that if registered voters represent the true diversity of Georgia, they will lose.

Posted by Bryan Long on September 17th, 2014

When Gov. Sonny Perdue first walked into the governor’s office, Georgia ranked 25th among states in per capita income.

In the decades before he took over, Georgia’s workers saw increases in their wages and the state climbed from 40th in 1979 to 25th in 2001.

In just over a decade, Georgia has fallen back to 1979 levels.

Georgia’s workers are making less.

Georgia’s economy is doing worse.


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