Skip to comments.All candidates confirmed for Saturday's (Georgia) Republican debates
Posted on 07/23/2010 10:56:43 AM PDT by GrootheWanderer
With gubernatorial candidate Karen Handel confirming Wednesday night, 10 Republican candidates will be in Dalton Saturday for the first debates of the runoff campaign.
In addition to Handel, gubernatorial candidate Nathan Deal, attorney general candidates Sam Olens and Preston Smith, insurance commissioner candidates Ralph Hudgens and Maria Sheffield, Public Service Commission candidates Tim Echols and John Douglas, and U.S. Rep. Tom Graves and his challenger, former state senator Lee Hawkins, have confirmed they will take part in the debates, according to Georgia Republican Party 9th District Chairman Doug Grammer.
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Deal will absolutely clobber Handel.
Besides being clearly more conservative, Deal is an excellent debater. Handel will only look to survive IMO. If she ends up doing well, it’s hers... but I think Deal will knock her down several notches. JMHO.
Forgot to mention - it may matter to some who weren’t aware.
Deal used to be a Dem and switched in 92 IIRC.
He’s a good guy tho, and has local support out the wazoo.