One day after Democrat Roy Barnes began airing his closing argument, Republican nominee for governor Nathan Deal is up with his:
Nathan Deal: “I’m a husband, father and grandfather, guided by faith, honest and integrity. Sadly, Roy Barnes has tried to undermine my character with false attacks, fueled by his political ambition. But that’s just Roy.
“As a veteran and a prosecutor, I’ve fought to keep families safe. As a public servant, I cut spending and cut taxes. As governor, I’ll kick-start the economy to protect the jobs we have and create new jobs for the future.”
One point: Again, note that “public servant” has become code for “member of Congress.” Deal served in Washington for nearly 18 years.
The Deal campaign also released the contents of a robo-call endorsement from Gov. Sonny Perdue, which should hit GOP voters this evening:
“Hello, this is Gov. Sonny Perdue, calling for my friend and fellow Republican Nathan Deal. We’ve made a lot of progress, even in difficult times, over the last eight years. And I believe Nathan Deal is just the man to carry them on.
“I trust Nathan. He’s an honest conservative who will build on the work that we’ve accomplished – cutting spending, spurring job creation and improving education.
“If you elect Nathan Deal as governor, Georgia remains in good hands. And you can depend on that. Please vote for Nathan Deal for governor, Tuesday, Nov. 2. Thanks.”