We told you this afternoon how Republican Karen Handel is spinning yesterday’s Rasmussen poll that declared Democrat Roy Barnes vulnerable to any of four GOP candidates.
Now here’s what the former governor has told his supporters, in a similar fund-raising letter:
You might have seen some press stories this week – folks like to play the horse race game when it comes to elections, but frankly, it’s far too early in this campaign to be talking about winners and losers. There is much work to be done before we cross the finish line in either the primary election or the general election, and we cannot grow complacent.
In the upcoming months, there will be countless stories written in the press about poll numbers and personal attacks and political rhetoric in this race. We will not be able to control what is printed in the paper or published online, but we can and must stay focused on the goal of our campaign – making Georgia work.
While we are pleased and encouraged by the response that our campaign, Roy 2010, has been receiving from all across Georgia so far, I can tell you from personal experience that several months is an eternity in politics – we have a long way to go!
When I was defeated in 2002, I learned a valuable political lesson: nothing can be taken for granted. This primary race is only going to get more competitive as we get closer to Election Day – and with five candidates vying for the primary nomination, we must keep in mind that it is going to be very difficult to avoid a primary runoff.
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