In Georgia, a Republican’s financial troubles recast the race for governorBy Shannon Mccaffrey, AP
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Republican’s financial woes recast Ga. race
ATLANTA — In a Republican-leaning state in a Republican year, former U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal should have been a sure thing in the Georgia governor’s race.
But a series of revelations about Deal’s financial woes, including that he’s so in debt he’s selling his home to avoid bankruptcy, has some Republicans anxious about their nominee.
A recent poll taken even before the latest revelations showed Deal nearly even with former Democratic Gov. Roy Barnes.
Deal survived a bruising seven-person primary and subsequent runoff that focused in part on an ethics investigation of his meetings with Georgia officials regarding a lucrative business arrangement involving his auto-salvage business and the state.
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