Monday, April 5, 2010

A Statement from Nathan Deal (4/1/10)

To my friends and supporters:

You will be reading media reports about the release of a preliminary report from the Office of Congressional Ethics.

This is a politically motivated witch hunt. I have done nothing wrong and am not going to let this tarnish my 30-year record of public service.

Our campaign will not miss a beat and we continue our quest to become the next governor of Georgia.

Thank you for the confidence you have expressed in me.

The statement released Monday by the campaign:

This has always been a political witch hunt fueled by Democrats who fear that Roy Barnes will lose the governor's race to Nathan Deal.

In its own report, the Office of Congressional Ethics admits that its efforts were incomplete and it does NOT conclude that Mr. Deal did anything wrong.

That's because Nathan Deal did nothing wrong.

This is a business Nathan was involved with before he went to Congress and was approved by the House ethics committee every year. There were never any tax dollars involved and there was never a contract with the state of Georgia.

This is an attempt by Nathan's political opponents to drag his good name through the mud.  The complaint was brought by a liberal, George Soros sponsored group, fueled by the Democrat party of Georgia.

The only shred of truth in this political attack is that an innocent accounting error was made and subsequently corrected.

From Roll Call, a Capitol newspaper:

Deal's attorney Randy Evans dismissed the report Monday as inaccurate and reiterated that Deal had tied his retirement date to the House vote on health care reform, which occurred March 21.

"I think there were things that were obviously incorrect in the committee's report. We pointed that out. I was disappointed that the committee didn't take more time to get it right," Evans said. He added: "There were affidavits and other information that were submitted that made it clear that nothing in appropriate or improper had happened."

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Update from Kathy Cox for State School Superintendent

Greetings from the campaign trail!

The Kathy Cox campaign team is excited to announce our new website for Kathy Cox for State School Superintendent: This website will allow you to interact with the campaign and learn more about Kathy, her achievements as your State School Superintendent and her plan to continue improvements in student achievement in the state. From this site, supporters will be able to view recent updates from the campaign and stay informed about upcoming campaign events. You can also show your support for Kathy by offering to volunteer on the campaign.
About Kathy

Kathy is currently finishing her second term as Georgia’s State School Superintendent. During her tenure, Kathy has visited over 700 schools and every school system in Georgia. She had previously served two terms in the Georgia State House of Representatives. Kathy received her Bachelors and Masters degrees from Emory University, where she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Kathy started her public service as an award winning classroom teacher, and as the mother of two sons, she continues to be a strong advocate for public education.


As Georgia’s State School Superintendent since 2003, Kathy has made great strides in improving student achievement, including:
Georgia’s Graduation Rate has improved 16.5% since 2003
Georgia’s Curriculum is ranked fifth best in the nation by the Fordham Institute
Georgia has been home to a National Principal of the Year for the past 3 consecutive years
Georgia is 1 of 15 states that showed Significant Improvement in 8th Grade Math NAEP Scores
A total of 74 Georgia schools came off the “Needs Improvement” list in 2009.
Georgia is 12th in the nation for Students Who Have Success in AP Courses
Georgia’s Workforce is ranked #1 in CNBC’s Top States for Business 2009
Education Week ranked Georgia #1 in the nation in the Use of Technology in the Classroom.
Georgia’s Career, Technical, and Agriculture Education program has been realigned to help prepare our students for high skilled, technology based careers.

Kathy is proud of the accomplishments of Georgia’s students and teachers. With another term as Kathy as our State School Superintendent, Georgia can expect continued improvements in test scores, graduation rates, and overall student achievement.
Upcoming Events
Saturday April 3rd – Houston County GOP Meeting (8:00 am – 811 Russell Parkway Warner Robins, GA)
Tuesday April 6th – Towns County GOP Meeting (6:00 pm – 273 Big Sky Drive Hiawassee, GA)
Saturday April 10th – Chatham County GOP Low Country Boil (11:30 am – Honey Park, Thunderbolt, GA)
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NAEP Scores Show Great Progress in Higher Reading Levels

Superintendent Cox Preaches Commitment to Education – Gwinnett Daily Post

Georgia Has 12th Highest Percentage of Students Scoring 3 or Higher on AP Exams
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Doug MacGinnitie Launches "Mac Mobile"

Doug MacGinnitie, Republican candidate for Secretary of State, is the first statewide candidate from either party in Georgia to launch a mobile texting campaign. By texting Doug to 57375, supporters are directly connected to the campaign and can be instantaneously informed of updates and breaking news.

"It's exciting to launch a mobile campaign that will allow me to personally interact with supporters and volunteers statewide," stated MacGinnitie. "There is an increasingly mobile population, and our campaign has taken cues from the private sector to utilize this new technology and to improve efficiency."

Along with his texting campaign, MacGinnitie was the first statewide candidate to introduce a campaign iPhone App in early December to allow supporters to get the latest information concerning the campaign linked to their iPhone. The application allows supporters to sign up to volunteer, donate and receive news alerts from MacGinnitie and his campaign for Secretary of State. The application is available for free at the Apple App store or can be downloaded from MacGinnitie's campaign website at

"Through our mobile campaign, I can also encourage voters to get involved in other forms of social media," stated MacGinnitie. "Supporters can become engaged with the campaign through texting, the iPhone App, Facebook and Twitter."

We need your support to keep our momentum going strong. Please get in touch with our office and learn more about what you can do to help! Call us anytime at (770) 350-6222, or write to

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