Roy Barnes, the Democratic nominee for governor, isn’t waiting to see whether he’ll face Nathan Deal or Karen Handel in a general election battle tomorrow morning.
One note on the TV ad: Barnes campaign manager Chris Carpenter said this may be the first use of an iPad in a 30-second political spot. Something to tell the kids.
From the Associated Press:
Democrat Roy Barnes launched a pre-emptive strike in Georgia’s race for governor Tuesday, unleashing his first campaign ad of the general election even as voters were selecting the Republican who will face him in November.
The ad — a broadside against the state’s ruling GOP — was to begin airing Tuesday around the state. It sketches out what is sure to become a familiar line of attack as the general election gets underway: that Georgia is falling behind.
Without ever mentioning the word Republican, the TV spot asks if Georgians want to continue with “the same team that gave us ethics violations, teacher furloughs, tax breaks to