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01 November 2010

Barnes Bids for Republican Votes in Pre-Election Email

Less than 24 hours before the polls open on Election Day, Democrat Roy Barnes is attempting to win support from the unlikeliest of sources. . .

. . .Republicans.

In an email sent Monday morning, the Barnes campaign urged Republican voters to "split the ticket."

"Ever since Nathan Deal's scandals and corruption have flooded the press, Republicans from all over Georgia have come out in support of Roy Barnes," the Barnes email reads. "They know that there's nothing fiscally conservative about Nathan Deal - a man who uses his taxpayer office for personal gain, who votes to increase the national deficit by $9 trillion, who funnels campaign contributions into his own pocket and who borrows millions of dollars and then hides them from his ethics reports.

"Tomorrow, stand up at the polls for fiscal conservatism, for family values and for Georgia. Go ahead, split the ticket. Vote Roy Barnes," the email concludes.

The latest poll on Georgia's gubernatorial contest shows 84% of Republicans lining up behind party nominee Nathan Deal.