Georgia Republican Governor Deal wins re-election: CNN

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Posted: Nov 04, 2014 10:57 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Georgia's Republican Governor Nathan Deal has won re-election, CNN projected, beating Democratic state Senator Jason Carter, the 39-year-old grandson of former U.S. President Jimmy Carter.

Deal, 72, overcame ethics questions about his previous campaign for governor and Carter's criticism of shortfalls in Georgia's public education funding to keep the governorship in Republican hands.

(Reporting by Anna Yukhananov and Susan Cornwell; Editing by Eric Walsh)