Nathan Deal
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"John Nathan Deal" is an American politician who has been the List of Governors of Georgia/82nd Governor of Georgia/Governor of Georgia (U.S. state)/Georgia since January 2011. He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives as a Democratic Party (United States)/Democrat in 1992, but switched to the Republican Party (United States)/Republicans in 1995. On March 1, 2010, Deal announced his resignation from Congress to run for governor of Georgia.

Deal faced a crowded field of candidates in the July Republican primary but ultimately faced former Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel in a tightly contested August 10, 2010, primary election/primary runoff election, and won by fewer than 2500 votes. The following day Handel declined to pursue a recount and Concession (politics)/conceded. On November 2, Democratic Party (United States)/Democratic opponent Roy Barnes called to concede Georgia gubernatorial election, 2010/the race for governor of Georgia, making Deal the governor-elect to succeed term limit/term-limited Sonny Perdue in 2011. Deal won his re-election campaign for governor in Georgia gubernatorial election, 2014/2014.

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