Gov. Nathan Deal outlined his second-term agenda in his most detailed terms yet Tuesday, issuing a campaign manifesto that seeks to reassure supporters as to why he’s seeking another four years and counter the notion that his re-election platform is thin.
The governor’s credo, called “Staying No. 1: It’s Why I’m Running,” documents a range of proposals he’s previously announced. But as his November matchup with Democrat Jason Carter and Libertarian Andrew Hunt draws closer, the campaign hopes it becomes a unifying document that establishes his case “to keep Georgia the No. 1 place for business and jobs.”
“I’m proud of what I’ve accomplished working with the General Assembly these past four years, but we have only just begun,” Deal said in the opening. “To stay No. 1, your team has to go out on the field every season and prove again and again that you’re the best.”