Governor Nathan Deal led a morning contingent of Georgia Republicans in qualifying for re-election Monday, saying there was still work left to be done.
“We haven’t finished everything that I would like to complete before I leave office as governor,” he said, per the AJC. “We’ve done a lot of good things, but there are some things that still need to be finished.”
It’s probably the last time Deal will qualify to appear on a Georgia ballot.
In a press release, the Republican Governors Association touted his first-term.
“Since his election in 2010, Governor Deal has led Georgia to over 235,000 new jobs, its lowest unemployment rate since 2008 and an ever-growing rainy day fund. He’s overseen balanced budgets and taken on important projects like reforming the tax code, reducing government regulation and lowering taxes for hard-working Georgians,” stated New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who chairs the organization. “These are the results voters expect from their public officials, and they point to strong, focused leadership on the part of Governor Deal. The Republican Governors Association is proud to support Governor Deal’s re-election campaign.”
If ever there was any thought that Deal’s primary opponents, Dalton Mayor David Pennington and State School Superintendent John Barge, would deter national GOP groups from backing the governor, it’s been erased.