Republican lawmakers pony up for Deal’s re-election bid

Facing a tough challenge in his final campaign, Gov. Nathan Deal promised Republican state lawmakers he would return the favor if they helped him win re-election by donating to his campaign.

Campaign records show they came through in a big way.

GOP lawmakers reported donating about $550,000 to Deal’s campaign over the past three months, an Atlanta Journal-Constitution analysis found, much of it after the governor privately urged legislators to help him beat back Democratic nominee Jason Carter. That amounted to more than 10 percent of the $5 million Deal has raised since July 1.

Find out why the cash infusion was so important to the governor's campaign, and what lawmakers have to say, at our premium myajc.com website.

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