Republican gubernatorial hopeful Nathan Deal and U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, who's seeking a second term in Washington, were among the political headliners Saturday in Duluth, Ga.
Republican Party Chairwoman Sue Everhart cast the coming election as a stark choice between the failed policies of former Gov. Roy Barnes, the Democratic nominee, and the conservative principles of Deal.
Deal - who's been facing question about his ethics and finances - told Republican faithful gathered Saturday that during the first three-quarters of the campaign the press was concerned he was making too much money.
"Now they're concerned I'm not making enough," he said, referring to media coverage of his financial woes.