Barnes targets ex-Rep. Nathan Deal's ethics woes

Democrat Roy Barnes went straight for former Rep. Nathan Deal's (R-Ga.) ethical woes in his first general election TV ad in Georgia.

"This election is not about political parties," the announcer says in the ad. "It's a choice between the distractions of Nathan Deal's ethical questions and Roy Barnes, who is trained and ready for the job. Nathan Deal: Just more of the same."

Barnes and Deal are facing off in the Georgia governor's race.

Deal's runoff opponent, Karen Handel, conceded early Wednesday after the results were too close to call from the night before. The move spared the GOP a contentious recount.

During a round of interviews that same day, Deal insisted the ethical cloud hanging over him wouldn't be a problem.

"It's not an issue, there is no factual basis for that," Deal told WSB-TV. "We don't think that that's going be a problem. I think that we will unify the Republican Party and we’ll move forward."

Democrats seem to think otherwise.