GOP Gubernatorial Candidate in Georgia Threatens to Deport Illegals If Elected

Republican gubernatorial hopeful Nathan Deal has released his first television ad attacking the Obama administration and "liberals" for failing to secure the nation's borders against illegal immigrants.

In the 30-second spot, the former congressman from Gainesville says he wrote the law "to stop illegal aliens from receiving taxpayer-funded health care." As governor, Deal says he will empower local law enforcement to help deport illegal immigrants.

Deal is one of seven Republicans vying for the GOP nomination in Georgia's July 20 primary. He's the third GOP candidate to take to the airwaves. State Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine and former state Sen. Eric Johnson have been running spots for several weeks.

Deal's ad is running in metro Atlanta.