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Georgia General Primary 7 weeks away

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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

The Georgia General Primary for county, state and federal offices is just seven weeks away, the earliest the primary has ever been.

Georgia's Republican Governor, Nathan Deal, faces not one but two primary challengers.

One of those challengers, Rome Mayor David Pennington, visited WTOC Tuesday.

"You know, he [Deal] ran on a platform of, number one, cutting the corporate income tax," said Pennington. "He's never introduced a corporate income tax cut. He also has increased spending dramatically, from a little over $17 billion to$ 21 billion, which means we're moving further away from any type of tax cuts, and Georgia deserves better than what we have. We used to be the most powerful, successful economy in the South, and now we've trailed everybody in the South in the last decade."

In addition to Mayor Pennington, Gov. Deal faces State School Superintendent John Barge in the  May 20 primary.

The Republican Primary winner faces Democratic State Senator Jason Carter in November. He is unopposed in the primary. 

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