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GA Gov. Deal compares Democrat Carter to Obama

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Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal. AP photo Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal. AP photo
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ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal is increasingly trying to tie his Democratic opponent Jason Carter to President Barack Obama in the tight race's final days.

Deal often refers to Carter as a state senator from Chicago - where Obama began his political career. Carter spent some of his childhood in the city after being born in Atlanta.

Deal's spokesman also says Carter is making big promises with few details.

Carter, the grandson of former President Jimmy Carter, says he was in Chicago for less time than Deal spent in Washington, D.C. as a congressman and says Deal's record as governor should convince voters to make a change.

GOP candidates across the country are using the president in campaigns, especially in typically red states he lost in 2008 and 2012 like Georgia.

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