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Deal refutes charges, critics
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Nathan Deal laid out his plans for the state and addressed concerns over ethical and business dealings during an hour-long stop Thursday morning. - photo by Photo by Pat Donahue
Gubernatorial candidate Nathan Deal told a group of Effingham County Republicans and supporters Thursday morning he’s done nothing wrong and he’s not in dire financial trouble.
Deal, a former Republican Congressman from Gainesville, charged that his Democratic opponent, Roy Barnes, “has not run one single positive ad since primary was over with” and that his own campaign has stayed away from attack ads.
“I have never had anybody make any accusations against me until I announced I was running for governor,” he said. “I think most people understand that this is part of the dirty side of politics. When they hear my explanation, they understand that’s exactly what it is — a purely political activity. 
“I think a lot of people have experienced the consequences of the downturn of the economy. My family has. As a family and as a father, you try to help your children, and that’s what we’ve done.”
For the complete story, see Friday's edition of the Herald.