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In the Georgia gubernatorial election of 2010, held on November 2, 2010, Republican Nathan Deal defeated Democrat Roy E. Barnes. Incumbent Governor Sonny Perdue, a Republican, was term-limited.

Following the July 20, 2010 primary elections, Roy Barnes easily became the Democratic nominee. Karen Handel placed first in the GOP primary but not by a large enough margin to avoid a runoff against second-place finished Nathan Deal. In the August 10, 2010 runoff, Deal prevailed.

November 2, 2010 general election results

Secretary of State Kemp certified all results on November 9, 2010.[1].[2].

Voter turnout in the gubernatorial contest for 2010 was at 44.45%.

Deal faced Democrat Roy E. Barnes and Libertarian John H. Monds in the general election on November 2, 2010, defeating them.[3][4]

Governor of Georgia, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Roy E. Barnes 43% 1,107,011
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngNathan Deal 53% 1,365,832
     Libertarian John H. Monds 4% 103,194
     NA Write-in 0% 124
Total Votes 2,576,161

Inauguration and transition

Inaugural date

Governor-elect Nathan Deal and fellow Republican, Lieutenant Governor-elect Casey Cagle take office on January 10, 2011.

Lobbyist Jay Morgan and 912 Project founder Tricia Pridemore jointly led the Inaugural committee. The event, which Governor-elect Deal pledged to keep "tasteful" and low key in line with harsh economic realities his constituents faced, was privately funded.

Transition team

The transition website was at Deal Transition.

Already, Georgia Public Policy Foundation chair Roger Wade was named chief of the transition effort.[5]

July 20, 2010 primary

2010 Race for Governor - Republican Primary[6]
Candidates Percentage
Jeff Chapman (R) 3.0%
Green check mark.jpgNathan Deal (R) 22.9%
Green check mark.jpgKaren Handel (R) 34.1%
Eric Johnson (R) 20.1%
Ray McBerry (R) 2.5%
John W. Oxendine (R) 16.9%
Otis Putnam (R) 0.4%
Total votes 678,880
2010 Race for Governor - Democrat Primary[7]
Candidates Percentage
Thurbert Baker (D) 21.7%
Green check mark.jpg Roy E. Barnes (D) 65.8%
Bill Bolton (D) 0.9%
Carl Camon (D) 1.1%
Randal Mangham (D) 0.8%
DuBose Porter (D) 4.2%
David Poythress (D) 5.5%
Total votes 392,472

Republican Primary runoff

The business day on August 11, 2010 began without a clear winner in the race, and the margin between Deal and rival Karen Handel was close enough to allow Handel to take advantage of the state's recount law, had she so wished. Many race watchers expected that she would. However, shortly before midday on the 11th, Handel made a formal concession and ended her race.[8] In addition to ending her race, Handel explicitly stated she would not request a recount and threw her name behind Nathan Deal.

2010 Race for Governor - Republican Primary Runoff[9]
Candidates Percentage
Green check mark.jpg Nathan Deal (R) 50.2%
Karen Handel (R) 49.8%
Total votes 578,673

Runoff campaign

Primary winners Karen Handel and Nathan Deal turned their attention to one another, and the shortened campaign ahead of the runoff pressurized both campaigns' bids to capture undecided voters. Those undecided voters were set to decide who advanced to the general ballot.

With only one remaining hurdle to clear before advancing to a general favorable to Republicans, the two attacked each other, among other things over gender issues. Deal's runoff ad claimed that 'real women' supported him while Handel fired back, calling Deal a sexist and accusing him of remaining silent on ethics charges against male opponents in the primary race only to blast her in the runoff .[10] Perhaps knowing her numbers would carry her past the primary but not be high enough to avoid a runoff, Handel's refutations to Deal's charges began in mid-June, before her campaign's entire focus turned to defeating him in the runoff.

Sarah Palin, who endorsed Handel as part of her 'Mama Grizzlies' campaign, appeared with Handel at an August 9th rally, timed just before the crucial runoff election. Newt Gingrich, one of Nathan Deal's biggest supporters, arranged an August 9th rally in response. Handel also picked up high profile supporters closer to home; Congressman Tom Price initially endorsed Deal and then switched his support. Neither candidate has had much to say on the matter and the Deal campaign did not even address the loss of atop endorsement on its website.[11] Deal is picking up some major national endorsement of his own, winning the vote of confidence form former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich before the July primary.[12] Deal also targeted Handel for not being consistent in her positions, citing her one-time support of same-sex marriage and benefits in former campaigns, and arguing she was not the 'true conservative' in the race.

Both candidates also added ethical troubles to their political battles.[13] Georgia Revenue Commissioner Bart Graham was subpoenaed to produce several hundred pages of documents relating to Nathan Deal's auto salvage business, which had a contract with the state of Georgia to act as an inspection site for government owned vehicles. Graham declined to comment and Deal's comment has said only that the candidate is not involved in any investigation. Meanwhile, a local political blogger formally filed a complaint that Karen Handel paid gubernatorial campaign staff illegally with funds from her old Secretary of State campaign account.[14]

Race ratings

See also: Gubernatorial elections 2010, Race tracking

2010 Race Rankings Georgia
Race Tracker Race Rating
The Cook Political Report[15] Lean Republican
Congressional Quarterly Politics[16] Leans Republican
Larry J. Sabato's Crystal Ball[17] Leans Republican
Rasmussen Reports Gubernatorial Scorecard[18] Solid GOP
The Rothenberg Political Report[19] Lean Republican
Overall Call Republican

Changes

5. Cook Political Report moved race from "Toss-up" to "Lean Republican" on October 29th.

4. Rothenberg moved race from "Toss-up Tilting Republican" to "Lean Republican" on October 28th.

3. Rasmussen moved races from "Leans GOP" to "Solid GOP" on October 25th.

2. Rothenberg changed race from "Lean Republican" to "Toss-up Tilting Republican" in its October 1st ratings.

1. Rasmussen moved race from "Toss-up" to "Leans GOP" following August 13th poll.

Polling

General election polling

Three-way race

2010 Race for Georgia Governor - Rasmussen Reports
Date Reported Deal (R) Barnes (D) Monds (L) Other Don't Know
October 6, 2010[20] 50% 41% 3% 3% 3%
September 21, 2010[21] 45% 39% 5% 6% 5%
(Sample)[22] n=500 MoE=+/- 4.5% p=0.05

Two-way race

2010 Race for Georgia Governor - Rasmussen Reports
Date Reported Deal (R) Barnes (D) Other Don't Know
August 13, 2010[23] 51% 44% 3% 3%
(Sample)[24] n=500 MoE=+/- 4.5% p=0.05

GOP runoff polling

2010 Georgia Governor Republican Runoff - Mason-Dixon
Date Reported Handel Deal Other Don't Know
August 7, 2010[25] 47% 42% - 11%
(Sample) MoE=+/- 4%

Primary election polling

2010 Georgia Governor Republican Runoff - Insider Advantage
2010 Race for Georgia Governor - Rasmussen Reports
Date Reported Oxendine Barnes Other Don't Know
May 24, 2010[26] 43% 39% 11% 7%
April 28, 2010[27] 45% 43% 6% 6%
March 19, 2010[28] 41% 41% 6% 11%
February 22, 2010[29] 45% 37% 7% 10%
January 21, 2010[30] 44% 42% 6% 8%
Date Reported Deal Barnes Other Don't Know
May 24, 2010[31] 47% 40% 6% 7%
April 28, 2010[32] 46% 39% 7% 8%
March 19, 2010[33] 43% 40% 5% 13%
February 22, 2010[34] 43% 37% 7% 14%
January 21, 2010[35] 44% 42% 6% 8%
Date Reported Handel Barnes Other Don't Know
April 28, 2010[36] 42% 41% 7% 10%
March 19, 2010[37] 42% 39% 5% 14%
February 22, 2010[38] 45% 36% 5% 14%
January 21, 2010[39] 44% 42% 6% 8%
Date Reported Johnson Barnes Other Don't Know
May 24, 2010[40] 38% 42% 9% 11%
April 28, 2010[41] 37% 42% 8% 13%
March 19, 2010[42] 38% 40% 6% 16%
February 22, 2010[43] 37% 37% 8% 18%
Date Reported Oxendine Baker Other Don't Know
May 24, 2010[44] 50% 29% 9% 11%
April 28, 2010[45] 44% 34% 9% 13%
Date Reported Deal Baker Other Don't Know
May 24, 2010[46] 47% 30% 10% 11%
April 28, 2010[47] 47% 31% 9% 13%
Date Reported Handel Baker Other Don't Know
April 28, 2010[48] 44% 36% 5% 15%
Date Reported Johnson Baker Other Don't Know
May 24, 2010[49] 42% 30% 11% 7%
April 28, 2010[50] 38% 35% 9% 18%
(Sample)[51] n=500 MoE=+/- 4.5% p=0.05
2010 Race for Georgia Governor - Public Policy Polling[52]
Date Reported Oxendine Barnes Other Don't Know
March 10, 2010[53] 39% 40% -% 21%
Date Reported Deal Barnes Other Don't Know
March 10, 2010[54] 38% 43% -% 19%
Date Reported Handel Barnes Other Don't Know
March 10, 2010[55] 36% 41% -% 23%
Date Reported Oxendine Baker Other Don't Know
March 10, 2010[56] 42% 33% -% 25%
Date Reported Deal Baker Other Don't Know
March 10, 2010[57] 40% 30% -% 30%
Date Reported Handel Baker Other Don't Know
March 10, 2010[58] 40% 33% -% 27%

Candidates

The November Ballot – Who's Made It? Georgia Governor[59]
Nominee Affiliation
Roy E. Barnes Democrat
Nathan Deal Republican
John H. Monds Libertarian
This lists candidates who won their state's primary or convention, or who were unopposed, and who have since been officially certified for the November ballot by their state's election authority.

Democratic

  • Three term Attorney General Thurbert E. Baker, a former state Representative
  • Roy E. Barnes, a lawyer, previously served ten terms in the Georgia House and three Senatorial terms. He was elected Governor in 1998 and served one term before returning to private legal practice.
  • Bill Bolton, a management consultant
  • Carl Camon, an Air Force reservist and a doctor of special education
  • Clergyman and attorney Randal Mangham
  • Former state Representative DuBose Porter, also an attorney and the CEO of a newspaper publishing firm
  • David Poythress, an attorney, is also a former Secretary of State and a retired Brigadier General in the USAF

Libertarian

  • John H. Monds, a political and non-profit activist in Georgia's Grady County

Republican

  • Businessman Jeff Chapman
  • Nathan Deal, a former U.S. Congressman
  • Karen Handel, the former Secretary of State, has worked as a corporate executive and a policy adviser to former Governor Sonny Perdue. She gained Sarah Palin's endorsement as part of Mrs. Palin's "mama grizzlies" campaign.[60] The one-time Alaskan governor eschewed traditional media in favor of FaceBook to announce her support for Handel's bid.[61]
  • Architect Eric Johnson previously served as the Senate Minority Leader and as Senate President Pro Tem in Georgia's legislature.
  • Businessman Ray McBerry runs a production firm for radio and television commercials.
  • John W. Oxendine, the Commissioner of Insurance for the state of Georgia
  • Otis Putnam, a Wal-Mart employee running as a 'Regular Guy for Governor'

Campaign finance

Candidate reporting deadlines of campaign funds for the 2010 gubernatorial cycle were as follows:

  • 6 months ending June 30, 2009 - July 7, 2009
  • 6 months ending December 31, 2009 - January 8, 2010
  • 3 months ending March 31, 2010 - April 7, 2010
  • 3 months ending June 30, 2001 - July 8, 2010
  • 6-day Pre Primary Runoff - August 6, 2010
  • 3 months ending September 30, 2001 - October 7, 2010
  • 25 days ending October 25, 2010 - November 2, 2010
  • 6-day Pre General Runoff - November 29, 2010
  • 68 days ending December 31, 2010 - January 11, 2011

While the Office of the Secretary of State retains copies of older campaign finance reports, Georgian law requires candidates make financial and fundraising disclosures with the State Ethics Commission; current master lists of candidates' fundraising and campaign disclosures are available through the Ethics Commission.[62]

Roy E. Barnes

Roy E. Barnes Campaign Finance Reports[63]
Report Date Filed Beginning Balance Contributions In-Kind[64] Other Sources Expenditures Cash on Hand
April 1 - June 30, 2010[65] July 8, 2010 $2,837,384.23 $1,294,270.22 $20,324.78 $0.00 $3,782,950.34 $1,152,567.37
January 1 - March 31, 2010[66] April 7, 2010 $2,230,595.34 $912,798.18 $13,005.03 ($9874.21)[67] $319,014.05 $2,837,384.23
July 1 - December 31, 2009 Amended[68][69] January 14, 2010 ($15,482.25) $72,701,219.77 $17,808.83 $0.00 $470,624.43 $2,230,595.34
July 1 - December 31, 2009[70] January 8, 2010 ($15,482.25) $72,701,219.77 $17,808.83 $0.00 $470,624.43 $2,230,595.34
January 1 - June 30, 2009[71] July 7, 2009 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $15,482.25 ($15,482.25)

Thurbert E. Baker

Thurbert E. Baker Campaign Finance Reports[72]
Report Date Filed Beginning Balance Contributions In-Kind[73] Other Sources Expenditures Cash on Hand
April 1 - June 30, 2010[74] July 8, 2010 $624,645.21 $545,201.50 $10,549.20 $0.00 $738,984.28 $430,862.43
January 1 - March 31, 2010[75] April 7, 2010 $874,564.37 $14,821.60 $0.00 $0.00 $246,839.61 $624,645.21
July 1 - December 31, 2009 Amended[76] April 7, 2010 $591,220.91 $659,592.36 $4,380.10 $0.00 $389,906.24 $856,664.22
January 1 - June 30, 2009 Amended[77] April 7, 2010 $0.00 $704,331.00 $8,193.68 $0.00 $117,352.90 $586,978.10
July 1 - December 31, 2009[78] January 9, 2010 $591,220.91 $665,642.36 $4,380.10 $0.00 $382,298.90 $874,564.37
January 1 - June 30, 2009[79] July 7, 2009 $0.00 $704,331.00 $8,193.68 $0.00 $113,110.09 $591,220.91

Nathan Deal

Nathan Deal Campaign Finance Reports[80]
Report Date Filed Beginning Balance Contributions In-Kind[81] Other Sources Expenditures Cash on Hand
January 1 - March 31, 2010 Amended[82] July 8, 2010 $642,975.92 $201,185.00 $12,006.33 $0.00 $345,188.24 $796,272.11
April 1 - June 30, 2010[83] July 8, 2010 $796,312.11 $539,077.00 $30,499.65 $0.00 $692,373.19 $642,975.92
January 1 - March 31, 2010[84] April 7, 2010 $940,275.35 $201,225.00 $11,466.33 $0.00 $345,188.24 $796,312.11
July 1 - December 31, 2009 Amended[85] June 21, 2010 $1,148,667.38 $608,438.68 $30,040.32 $0.00 $816,830.71 $940,275.35
July 1 - December 31, 2009[86][87] January 7, 2010 $1,148,667.38 $608,438.68 $30,040.32 $0.00 $816,830.71 $940,275.35
January 1 - June 30, 2009 Amended Second Time[88][89] July 13, 2009 $0.00 $1,230,290.00 $6,897.17 $0.00 $81,622.62 $1,148,667.38
January 1 - June 30, 2009 Amended[90] July 8, 2009 $0.00 $1,230,290.00 $6,897.17 $0.00 $81,622.62 $1,148,667.38
January 1 - June 30, 2009[91] July 7, 2009 $0.00 $1,230,290.00 $6,897.17 $0.00 $80,442.62 $1,149,847.38

Karen Handel

Karen Handel Campaign Finance Reports[92]
Report Date Filed Beginning Balance Contributions In-Kind[93] Other Sources Expenditures Cash on Hand
April 1 - June 30, 2010 Amended[94][95] July 13, 2010 $573,610.47 $431,811.29 $18,986.62 $0.00 $337,581.50 $667,840.26
April 1 - June 30, 2010[96] July 8, 2010 $573,610.47 $431,811.29 $18,986.62 $0.00 $337,581.50 $667,840.26
January 1 - March 31, 2010[97] April 7, 2010 $439,998.03 $380,633.02 $12,307.58 $0.00 $247,020.58 $573,610.47
July 1 - December 31, 2009[98] January 8, 2010 $325,013.97 $515,794.27 $44,181.48 $0.00 $400,810.21 $439,998.03
January 1 - June 30, 2009[99] July 7, 2009 $0.00 $431,178.57 $9,456.67 $0.00 $106,164.60 $325,013.97
6-day Pre Primary Runoff[100] July 7, 2009 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

John W. Oxendine

John W. Oxendine Campaign Finance Reports[101]
Report Date Filed Beginning Balance Contributions In-Kind[102] Other Sources Expenditures Cash on Hand
April 1 - June 30, 2010[103] July 7, 2010 $2,032,467.81 $869,550.31 $22926.92 $0.00 $1,070,000.52 $1,831906.79
January 1 - March 31, 2010[104] April 6, 2010 $2,202,422.56 $80,903.73 $600.00 $0.00 $250,858.48 $2,032,467.81
July 1 - December 31, 2009[105] January 8, 2010 $1,006,869.54 $1,516,765.32 $33,796.31 $0.00 $321,212.30 $2,202,422.56
January 1 - June 30, 2009[106] July 7, 2009 $870,345.70 $416,580.35 $1,300.00 $0.00 $280,056.51 $1,006,869.54
July 1 - December 31, 2008[107] January 9, 2009 $418,095.46 $564,270.00 $3,231.74 $0.00 $166,024.30 $870,345.70
January 1 - June 30, 2008[108] July 8, 2008 $0.00 $472,100.00 $0.00 $0.00 $54,004,54 $418,095.46

Campaign ads

General election spots

Deep South or no, there's no gentility in sight when it comes to the battle for the governor's mansion.[109] Democrat Roy Barnes had the job once before and wanted it back, but the Republican Governor's Association was keen to make sure Peach State voters didn't forget how unpopular Barnes was when he left office the first time around.

To get there, the RGA brought back Dale Peterson, who ran for Georgia Agriculture Commissioner earlier in 2010 and produced one of the primary cycle's most memorable spots. In his ad for the RGA, Peterson, still toting his rifle, fired at Barnes, charging that Barnes' statewide campaigning was an attempt to gloss over the reasons that Georgians voted him out after a first term.


Republican Governor's Association "Send King Roy Barnes back home to his Georgia castle" ad

Just days after Barnes launched a barrage of spots at Nathan Deal, the Republican nominee, it came to light that Deal was buried in personal debt and selling his home to stave off creditors. Deal was a guarantor on a loan originally taken out for a business his daughter and her husband started. The business, a sporting goods store, failed and the $2.3 million note came due in February of 2011.[110]

The ad reminisced over better economic times under Barnes' administration and calls Deal, "slippery as a bag of snakes," ending with the assertion that Deal was too corrupt for Congress and lacks the executive experience to be a governor.


Roy Barnes for Governor "Fabrication" ad

Primary campaign spots


Roy Barne's "Travel for Jobs" ad

Thurbert Baker's "Determined" ad

John Oxendine's "Real Plan" ad

Karen Handel's "Lipstick" ad

Runoff ads

In the last campaigning days before the runoff, Handel continued to run her 'Solid' ad while Nathan Deal ran two new spots, one in which he reiterated attacks on Handel's positions on gay rights and one in which he refuted charges her campaign wmade against him.


Nathan Deal's August 2, 2010 ad

Nathan Deal's "Straw" ad

Karen Handel's "Solid" ad

Nathan Deal's "Why" ad

Gubernatorial electoral history

1998 Gubernatorial Results[111]
Candidates Percentage
Millner (R) 44.1%
Barnes (D) 52.5%
Cashin (L) 3.4%
Total votes 1,792,808
2002 Gubernatorial Results[112]
Candidates Percentage
Perdue (R) 51.4%
Barnes (D) 46.3%
Hayes (L) 2.3%
Total votes 2,025,861
2006 Gubernatorial Results[113]
Candidates Percentage
Perdue (R) 57.9%
Taylor (D) 38.2%
Hayes (L) 3.8%
Total votes 2,122,185

Presidential electoral history

2000 Presidential Results
Candidates Percentage
George W. Bush (R) 54.7%
Al Gore (D) 43.0%
2004 Presidential Results
Candidates Percentage
George W. Bush (R) 58.0%
John Kerry (D) 41.4%
2008 Presidential Results[114]
Candidates Percentage
John McCain (R) 52.1%
Barack Obama (D) 50.9%


1992 Presidential Results
Candidates Percentage
George H.W. Bush (R) 42.9%
Bill Clinton (D) 43.5%
1996 Presidential Results
Candidates Percentage
Bob Dole (R) 47.0%
Bill Clinton (D) 45.8%

External links

Candidate pages

See also

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