The RGA pumps another $1 million into Nathan Deal's re-election bid

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal promised more help was on the way from the powerful Republican Governors Association last month when he stumped with Gov. Nathan Deal.

Our AJC colleague James Salzer reports that the Washington-based group is dropping another $1 million into Deal’s re-election bid in September. That pumps their total investment to $2.6 million in Georgia.

Of that, $2.1 million had been spent on advertising as of Sept. 30, including another $600,000 in September. That's underwriting the waves of attack ads littering the airwaves, including a volley that targets Democrat Jason Carter's jobs plan and vow to increase education funding.

Deal is also getting a new boost from state House leaders. Their political action committee, which raises almost all of its money from statehouse interests, reported donating $400,000 to the Georgia Republican Party, which is working to re-elect the GOP statewide slate.

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Greg Bluestein
Greg Bluestein
Greg Bluestein is a political reporter who covers the governor's office and state politics for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.