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March 01, 2010


Deal Will Resign House Seat

Sources tell Peach Pundit that Rep. Nathan Deal (R-GA) will resign his seat in Congress to focus on his campaign for Governor.

Deal has called two press conferences this morning to announce the news.

The back story: "The House Ethics Committee came down hard on Charlie Rangel last week. The next case up was to look at Deal's use of his Congressional staff to protect a no-bid State contract here in Georgia. The House ethics committee was due to release their findings in this case any day. Deal's resignation probably makes this go away."

A special election would be needed to replace Deal.

Update: The Atlanta Journal Constitution confirms the report and notes there are already six Republicans vying for Deal's seat.












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