The Gainesville Times examines the impact if Hall County’s Nathan Deal becomes our next governor:

Having a governor from your town holds a tradition of bringing both notoriety and the potential of new roads or facilities.

Thus, the expected announcement today by U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal that he is entering the 2010 governor’s race could bode well for Gainesville and Hall County should the local Republican be elected.

True. And with a possible Lt. Governor from the area as well, one could expect that it’d be a huge boon for the I-985 corridor.

Still hoping for Roy Barnes to jump in, but Deal’s legacy has been one of…well… not doing much. So if we have to have a Republican Governor, Deal is far from the worst choice available.