Deal urges Senate candidates to play nice at GOP convention | Online Athens

20
May

Deal urges Senate candidates to play nice at GOP convention | Online Athens

Appealing to minority voters was ranked as key to the Republican Party’s survival at the second day of the state convention in Athens.

Gov. Nathan Deal, between asking for primary candidates to play nice and lamenting what he characterized as an unfair burden hoisted on Georgia by the number of its refugees, urged the crowd to reach out to minority voters, especially as shifting demographics begin to make their mark in Georgia.

“If we don’t recognize that and we don’t reach out, then shame on us,” Deal said.

He, like other speakers on the second day of the convention, said the conservative principles of the Republican Party are able to stand on their own to attract voters.

“We are the party of opportunity,” Deal said to a crowd that was predominately white. “We do not color code our membership.”

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