Party on the vine 

A look at the numbers

The number of percentage points by which Republican Gov. Sonny Perdue leads Democrat Mark Taylor in the latest Strategic Vision: 14

The advantage in money of the Perdue campaign over the Mark Taylor campaign: $5,375,242

The Georgia Republican Party's net balance as of Sept. 30: $5,045,273

The Democratic Party of Georgia's net balance as of Sept. 30: $519,489

The amount of money remaining in Mark Taylor's war chest as of Sept. 30: $1,178,444

The number of Republican governors since the end of the Civil War: 3

Before Perdue, the last year a Republican was governor of Georgia: 1872

The number of years Democrats held power in the Georgia Legislature until Perdue was elected: 130

The number of Georgia Republicans now serving in the U.S. Congress: 7

The number of Georgia Republicans who were serving in the U.S. Congress in 1991: 1

Percentage of Georgia votes received by President George W. Bush in 2004: 58

Percentage of Georgia votes received by President Ronald Reagan in 1984: 60

Percentage of Georgia votes received by Al Gore in the 2000 presidential election: 43

Sources: Strategic Vision, the Georgia Ethics Commission, Wikipedia, NBC News/Wall Street Journal, the Georgia Department of Agriculture

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