Friday, August 6, 2010

Barnes reflects on elections, tenure

Democratic gubernatorial nominee Roy Barnes returned to some old stumping grounds Tuesday and talked about some of the same issues from more than eight year ago—education and water.

The one-term governor, who is seeking a second term after previously being defeated by Gov. Sonny Perdue in 2002 by 104,615 votes, dropped by The Post-Searchlight’s office Tuesday.

Barnes said Tuesday he felt good about this past July 20 primary election—winning 65.6 percent of the Democratic primary votes that enabled him to avoid a run-off with a crowded seven-person field. In the Republican primary, Karen Handel, who received 34.1 percent of the votes, and Nathan Deal, who received 22.9 percent, will face each other in the Aug. 10 run-off election.

“I never intended to run,” Barnes said. “I was very satisfied with the time I served.”

The Post-Searchlight | Barnes reflects on elections, tenure

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