From the Associated Press:
After a week of news about Deal’s deep financial woes, Georgia Republicans are growing anxious about their nominee, who’d already been battered by ethics allegations during the summer primary season.
Democrats are pouring money into the race — the Democratic Governors Association announced it plans to spend another $1 million in the state, on top of $500,000 it has already spent. Republicans are running a barrage of ads linking Deal’s Democratic opponent, former Gov. Roy Barnes, to President Obama.
A new poll taken even before revelations about Deal’s financial troubles showed the race to be a dead heat.
“He should step down as the nominee,” said Tom Perdue, a well-known Georgia GOP campaign operative who ran U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss re-election race in 2008.
“People in the party feel betrayed and they feel cheated because if they had known about all of this earlier, there would have been a different nominee.”
Still, the Georgia race suddenly seems to be a tossup following back-to-back news stories about Deal’s finances.