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Record-breaking election
October 29, 2014
Change isn’t just in the air. It’s already here.
Progressive voters in Georgia are turning out in record numbers to choose a better future for all of us.
WSB-TV: Early voting turnout could break records
Two issues are at the top-of-mind for early voters: education and jobs.
“Education. I have a 9-...
Gov. Deal: Where's the HOPE?
August 11, 2014
Election year pandering is nothing new for many politicians, but Gov. Deal might be the king of it.
Just three years after gutting the HOPE scholarship--the ticket to higher education for thousands of Georgia’s college students--Gov. Deal is pitching a brand new program to encourage adults to head...
Nathan Deal used taxpayer money to secure a personal business deal that made him a multi-millionaire
June 27, 2014
Since becoming governor, Nathan Deal has gone from rags to riches by using taxpayer-funded staff to work on his own personal business deals behind closed doors.
At first, the governor promised no such shady business practices had taken place. Upon taking office as governor, Deal transferred his...
Gov. Deal brags about a $750 million education shortfall
June 20, 2014
It shouldn’t be a surprise by now, but Gov. Deal is at it again.
This time he’s bragging about how he increased funding for public schools. But sadly, Gov. Deal isn’t being honest with you. The new budget that Gov. Deal is bragging about still shorts our public schools around $750 million dollars...

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Posted by Bryan Long on September 16th, 2014

Georgia has been an exceptional state for Nathan Deal to do business.

When Nathan Deal walked into the governor’s office in January 2011, he had just quit Congress to avoid penalties for using his office to strong-arm an exclusive state contract for his Gainesville junkyard.

Without that exclusive government contract, his junkyard started losing money and was in debt by about $2 million. The governor needed to sell it.

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Posted by Bryan Long on October 30th, 2014

We know that Gov. Nathan Deal has taken Georgia straight to the bottom.

  • Georgia’s unemployment rate is now THE WORST in the nation.

  • Deal’s ethics scandals have cost taxpayers $3.1 million in legal fees.

  • He’s slashed education funding by $1 billion every, single year and broken the HOPE Scholarship.

Posted by Bryan Long on October 29th, 2014

Change isn’t just in the air. It’s already here.

Progressive voters in Georgia are turning out in record numbers to choose a better future for all of us.

WSB-TV: Early voting turnout could break records

Two issues are at the top-of-mind for early voters: education and jobs.

Posted by Bryan Long on October 29th, 2014

1. Gov. Deal is blocking Medicaid access in Georgia -- even though the federal government would cover 100% of the costs for three years and 90% after that.

 

Posted by Bryan Long on October 22nd, 2014

Gov. Nathan Deal wants you to believe he built his business from scratch and made it a shining example of free market, small business success.

It is not the government that made us successful,” he preached in Sunday night’s debate.

But it turns out this isn’t close to the truth.

Nathan Deal built his business with a no-bid government contract that created a government-backed monopoly for his junkyard.

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