Sent as a tip, Roy Barnes continues to add “Another straw on the Camel’s back” via his website, alluding to the somewhat successful “Last Straw” add Deal used in the closing days of the Republican runoff.
Barnes current strategy is clearly aimed at attracting women voters, and is using Deal’s State Senate record against him:
In 1981, then-State Senator Roy Barnes authored legislation that allowed police to make an arrest, without warrant, of individuals suspected of committing violent acts against their spouses.
Nathan Deal fought against the bill. His excuse? He said it violated the “sanctity of the family.”
Several years later, Deal solidified his anti-women resume by casting the lone “nay” vote on a bill that strengthened domestic violence laws. While every other member of the state legislature voted to strengthen domestic violence laws, Nathan Deal made a point of voting against the best interest of Georgia’s women.