It’s a date – Carter, Deal will meet in NovemberState Sen. Jason Carter, left, and incumbent Gov. Nathan Deal, right.
State Sen. Jason Carter’s victory in the May 20 Democratic primary for governor was virtually assured. He had no opponents.
Incumbent Gov. Nathan Deal drew challengers in the Republican primary, but they didn’t challenge him very hard.
Deal swept away opponents John Barge and David E. Pennington, and held a 72 percent lead as election night wrapped up.
The two candidates will meet this November in the general election.
In a victory statement on his Facebook page, the governor said, “Sandra and I are humbled by the tremendous support we have received from friends across Georgia in today’s election. We thank the voters who have shown their faith in us, and we thank the Deal for Governor grass-roots network that worked hard behind the scenes to make this possible. Republicans have delivered a strong victory margin in this race, sending a clear message that our party is united and ready to work to earn the votes of Georgians in all corners of the state and from all walks of life.”
Carter, the senator from Decatur, posted a victory message to his Facebook page but kept it short.
“It’s official, Jason is now the Democratic nominee for Governor of GA,” the message says. “Together we will fix our schools and state. Let’s #changethedeal GA!”
Let the general election campaign for governor begin.