Teflon Deal 

Pundits, rivals, and opposition have always underestimated the governor

WHAT SCANDAL?: Deal appears to be sailing toward re-election next year because he has made himself to be a competent executive

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WHAT SCANDAL?: Deal appears to be sailing toward re-election next year because he has made himself to be a competent executive

In 2009, I confidently predicted that then-Congressman Nathan Deal would drop out of the Georgia governor's race before the Republican primary and then Secretary of State Karen Handel would be elected the first woman to hold the office. In my mind there…

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