Savannah, GA (AP) - Roy Barnes and Nathan Deal are trolling for
votes on the Georgia coast -- a region that helped send Barnes to
the governor's mansion in 1998 but may lean more Republican now
that he's seeking his old job back.
Barnes greeted about 70 supporters Friday in downtown Savannah.
The Democrat predicted a close race next Tuesday and said the coast
and other parts of southern Georgia could be a deciding
Deal was joining other Republican candidates on St. Simons
Island at a shrimp boil for football fans headed to the
Georgia-Florida game Saturday.
Barnes carried Georgia's six coastal counties by a healthy
margin in 1998, but narrowly lost the region four years later when
Gov. Sonny Perdue ousted him from office. Perdue won the coast
handily in his 2006 re-election bid.
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