GOP governors continue to spend big on Gov. Nathan Deal

Georgia’s economy continues to get a little boomlet of sorts from the Republican Governors Association and its deep pockets.

The RGA’s affiliate political action committee, American Comeback Committee Georgia PAC, reported Tuesday spending almost $700,000 this month, mostly on mailers in support of Gov. Nathan Deal in his re-election battle with Democratic state Sen. Jason Carter. That’s on top of $240,000 the group spent on mailers last month.

Among the mailers was one arguing that a vote for Carter was a vote to expand President Obama’s health care plan in Georgia.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported earlier this month that the RGA had already sunk $2.6 million into the race as of the end of September. With the $940,000 from its affiliated committee, the group now has more than $3.5 million invested in Deal’s re-election.

The group’s chairman, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, visited Georgia last week in support of the governor.

By contrast, the Democratic Governors Association had reported spending less than $40,000 on Carter as of Sept. 30.

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