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Deal, Carter rally base as potential runoff looms
Georgia Governor Deba Werm
Gubernatorial candidates Democratic state Sen. Jason Carter, left, incumbent Republican Gov. Nathan Deal and former CEO of a nanotechnology company Libertarian Andrew Hunt, right, participate in a debate at WSB-TV news studios Sunday in Atlanta. - photo by Associated Press
COLUMBUS — With a runoff increasingly likely in Georgia's tight gubernatorial race, Republican Gov. Nathan Deal is rallying his conservative base in north Georgia while Democrat Jason Carter is getting a boost from his grandfather, former President Jimmy Carter, who's appealing to black voters in some of the state's largest metro areas. The two campaigns are crisscrossing the state in the final days before the Nov. 4 election, holding rallies from Cornelia to Columbus.
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