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Oct. 16, 2013, 1:46 p.m.

The latest RGA TV ad link­ing ex-Gov. Roy Barnes (D) to Pres. Obama “will see a sig­ni­fic­ant amount of play in metro At­lanta.”

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RGA ex­ec. dir Nick Ay­ers “sent a mes­sage in­dic­at­ing the new TV spot will stay up through the Labor Day week­end” as the “cash was sent” 8/30, “and has been joined by a 60-second ra­dio ad, also play­ing statewide, on the same theme.”

The RGA “does not spe­cify the dis­aster it al­leges ac­com­pan­ied” the Barnes ad­min, but it “does use an end­ing nearly identic­al to the latest Barnes ad” (Gal­lo­way, “Polit­ic­al In­sider”, At­lanta Journ­al-Con­sti­tu­tion, 8/31).

Los­ing Last Time Might Have Been The Best Thing To Ever Hap­pen To Him

Barnes has been “earn­ing more than $700 an hour” as an atty. He “notes he already ‘lived in the gov­ernor’s man­sion, and I don’t really care much for fly­ing in heli­copters.’” Barnes: “I am run­ning for one reas­on and one reas­on only: be­cause this state is headed in the wrong dir­ec­tion” (Mc­Caf­frey, AP, 9/1).

Pres­sure’s On

State Rep. Alan Pow­ell (D), one of GA’s “last re­main­ing rur­al” Dems, “says he might switch parties” if ex-Rep. Nath­an Deal (R) “be­comes” gov. Pow­ell: “If Roy Barnes doesn’t win it in Novem­ber, you can prob­ably stick a fork in the Demo­crat­ic move­ment, be­cause we will not be able to come back for a gen­er­a­tion or more.”

Pow­ell “said he would ‘ser­i­ously con­sider’ switch­ing parties” be­cause Dems “would not only have no in­flu­ence, but no hope re­gain­ing power.”

Barnes “has a good shot at win­ning, Pow­ell said, but he ought to be talk­ing about the eco­nomy and the state budget more.” Pow­ell: (He’s) go­ing to have to branch out. He can’t just talk about edu­ca­tion” (Aued, “Blake Aued’s Blog”, Ma­con Tele­graph, 8/31).

But Slash And Burn Is So Much More Fun…

Deal “said” he would con­duct an “is­sue-ori­ented cam­paign and is rais­ing money to get com­mer­cials back on the air.” Deal: “That’s what we be­lieve that Geor­gi­ans want to hear. They want to know what you’re go­ing to do to try to solve the job prob­lem, what you’re go­ing to do to im­prove edu­ca­tion, how are you go­ing to ad­dress trans­port­a­tion and wa­ter; I think those are the things people want to hear your opin­ion about, and we in­tend to be talk­ing about those” (Gunn, Ac­cess­NorthGa, 8/31).

Deal “said he’s wait­ing on feed­back” from GA’s teach­ers “be­fore he can re­lease” his educ. plat­form. The plan “will be un­veiled” in Sept. Barnes spokes­per­son Anna Ruth Wil­li­ams “charged” 8/31 that Deal’s plan “hasn’t come yet” be­cause Deal has been “too ‘dis­trac­ted’ by eth­ic­al prob­lems.”

Deal’s camp “countered” that Deal “had been work­ing” on his educ. plat­form “for weeks, but that seek­ing in­put from teach­ers was in­teg­ral to the can­did­ate’s plan” to “im­prove” GA’s schools (Field­ing, Gaines­ville Times, 8/31).

Re­mem­ber Me? No? Ah $#!%

Ex-Sec/State Kar­en Han­del (R) “is reach­ing out to sup­port­ers one more time for money.” She “sent out an e-mail say­ing she didn’t know what she would do next, but that she will ‘re­main in­volved in the polit­ic­al arena’” (Salzer, “Geor­gia Elec­tions Cent­ral”, At­lanta Journ­al-Con­sti­tu­tion, 8/31).

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