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Handel concedes to Deal
Politco ^ | 8/11/10 | Jessica Taylor

Posted on 08/11/2010 10:52:42 AM PDT by pissant

Republican Karen Handel has conceded to former Rep. Nathan Deal in the Georgia runoff for governor, saying Wednesday morning it was best for the party to rally around Deal as the nominee.

With only provisional ballots and military and overseas ballots uncounted, Deal held a slim lead of fewer than 2,500 votes over Handel late Tuesday evening, or a 50.2 percent to 49.8 percent advantage. While Handel could have requested a recount had the margin remained less than 1 percent, she said her campaign wouldn’t pursue that option and threw her support behind Deal.

“As of this morning, we are four-tenths of a percentage point behind Nathan Deal with absentee ballots and overseas military votes yet to be counted. We certainly have the option of requesting the automatic statewide recount. But we are not going to do that,” Handel, the former Georgia secretary of state, said in a statement.

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: handel; nathandeal; palin
Good.
1 posted on 08/11/2010 10:52:42 AM PDT by pissant
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To: pissant

what, he’s going to put his stuff on iTunes?


2 posted on 08/11/2010 10:54:39 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (Gawd I love being an American.)
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To: pissant

Bad


3 posted on 08/11/2010 10:55:45 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: samtheman

I’m happy to see Georgians not have to suffer with a chip on shoulder feminist as gov.


4 posted on 08/11/2010 11:01:40 AM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant

Deal was the fat salamander’s pick, former dem with some ethics baggage. Neither were great, but Deal winning is nothing to cheer about other than it is over.


5 posted on 08/11/2010 11:02:04 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: samtheman

Indifferent. Both are fine candidates and either would have been a great choice over Barnes!


6 posted on 08/11/2010 11:03:54 AM PDT by Tatze (I reject your reality and substitute my own!)
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To: mnehring

The former democrat? Weren’t you the one cheering Charlie Crist in cowboy boot down in Texas? The former Algore buttboy?


7 posted on 08/11/2010 11:04:07 AM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: the invisib1e hand

8 posted on 08/11/2010 11:25:59 AM PDT by Julia H. (Freedom of speech and freedom from criticism are mutually exclusive.)
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To: pissant

My respect for her goes way up. This is a classy move on her part. I hope she hits thge stump for Deal between now and November. It will reward her handsomely in future campaigns.


9 posted on 08/11/2010 11:25:59 AM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (Enjoy nature - eat meat, wear fur and drive your car!)
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To: Julia H.

One of the all time greats


10 posted on 08/11/2010 11:27:57 AM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: Julia H.

Doesn’t look like much of a compromiser, does he?


11 posted on 08/11/2010 11:28:54 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (Gawd I love being an American.)
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To: pissant

Oh sure, let us suffer with a candidate with lots of baggage and ethics charges hanging over him. Barnes will have a field day with that one.

Not sure where you get the chip on the shoulder feminist.
I think she is a smart woman but again I am a woman so what do I know.


12 posted on 08/11/2010 12:15:47 PM PDT by sibb1213
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