Wednesday October 14th, 2015 12:11AM

Deal says 'grass roots' support his strongest ally

By Jerry Gunn Reporter
GAINESVILLE - Nathan Deal, after a fly-around of the state, arrived home late Monday afternoon to a cheering crowd at the Gainesville airport, inspiring him to remark that grass roots support is the key to his making an expected GOP runoff for governor.

Deal emerged from his sleek red white and blue aircraft that flew him all over the state from Dalton to Savannah to cries of â
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