Update: Candidate Deal defends ethics

Tuesday, March 30, 2010 2:36 PM
Last updated 4:51 PM
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GAINESVILLE, Ga.  - Republican gubernatorial hopeful Nathan Deal fired back against ethics allegations, calling the decision by congressional investigators to release the findings of its probe of his financial dealings "political payback."

A fiery Deal made the remarks at a news conference in his hometown of Gainesville today.

His comments came as Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Justice asking them to launch a criminal probe of Deal's business dealings.

On Monday, the nonpartisan Office of Congressional Ethics released a 138-page report which said Deal may have violated House ethics rules by using his position to lobby state officials on behalf of his auto salvage business. Deal resigned from Congress March 21.

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emergencyfan 03/30/10 - 02:42 pm
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So it's a case of "you didn't

So it's a case of "you didn't catch me so it doesn't count"?

themaninthemirror
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themaninthemirror 03/30/10 - 03:53 pm
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Deny everything. Make them

Deny everything. Make them prove it all. You don't even have to do that since you quit. It doesn't matter what you did, you are not guilty, because you quit. Nothing to worry about. You qualify to be our next governor. Looks like you are a RINO too.

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Taylor B 03/30/10 - 05:12 pm
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Hey Mr. Deal, send me a

Hey Mr. Deal, send me a transmission for a 2001 VW Cabrio and I'll stop poking fun at you... We need a change! www.votemonds.com

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Many Arrows 03/30/10 - 09:31 pm
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Deal is looking for

Deal is looking for excuses.

He has none.

He is, indeed, a RINO and a perfect example of a bum that needs to be thrown out of office, not elected as governor.

Give it up, Deal. You are as rotten as Oxendine and Ralph Reed.

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willie7 03/30/10 - 11:26 pm
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What politician hasn't used
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What politician hasn't used his influence to cut deals for himself, families, and friends? I am asking the bloggers to name one for me. Our governor made deals as soon as he got in office and had a law passed to protect him. This goes on daily and will go on forever. A few get caught, but the majority get away with so called dealing.

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