Deal’s runoff win named one of 2010’s biggest upsets

The political reporting team at MSNBC has declared that Nathan Deal’s defeat of Karen Handel in the Republican gubernatorial runoff one of the year’s biggest political upsets.

MSNBC’s Chuck Todd, Mark Murray, Domenico Montanaro, and Ali Weinberg delcared that Sarah Palin’s endorsement “wasn’t enough for Karen Handel, who — in a bit of a surprise — lost her GOP gubernatorial run-off in Georgia against ex-Rep. Nathan Deal.”

The top upset of the year? Scott Brown’s victory in Massachusetts over Martha Coakley to fill Ted Kennedy’s former U.S. Senate seat.

Deal is now locked in a general election battle with Democrat Roy Barnes and Libertarian John Monds.

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GA Geography 101

August 27th, 2010
1:46 pm


August 27th, 2010
1:51 pm

Deal will lose.
Liberals are good.
Whites are racist.


August 27th, 2010
2:29 pm

Deal Could Win;
Liberals are Socialists;
Blacks are just as racists as any other.


August 27th, 2010
2:46 pm

Anyone can win but it is not a black and white issue, it should be who will do the best job for Georgia. It is hoped people will think about the Candiddates and the issues and not fall for lies and dirt.

Jerry Mandering

August 27th, 2010
2:50 pm

Beating the Ox was big, too. At least Handel got the Moose vote.


August 27th, 2010
3:02 pm

Yep, You’re a racist

There’s your sign, sport


August 27th, 2010
3:57 pm

Kamchak is a racist

Liberals are idiots

Deal may well win


August 28th, 2010
1:26 am

Most likely Sarah Palin’s endorsement is what killed Karen Handel. Anybody that Sarah Palin endorses will lose. Might as well get OJ Simpson to endorse somebody

Us vs Us

August 28th, 2010
5:16 pm

As an independent I strongly considered Handel for my vote and she might have had it were it not for her trying to capitalize on Palin’s ludicrous “momma grizzly” endorsement. She should have said “thanks” and left it at that.