Word: GOP Tweets

Word: GOP candidates for governor on Twitter

All five major Republican candidates in Georgia’s 2010 race for governor have embraced Twitter as a means for sending short, timely messages to supporters. But, judging from their November tweets, some are more successful at staying on-message'' than others. (BTW: Ex-Gov. Roy Barnes doesn't tweet — yet.)

"Thanks to Sahar & the Henry county GOP for standing up for freedom. Their Family Freedom Fest was a huge success."

"Great victory for our GA Dawgs! Athens is a great place to be on game night!"

"Just toured the 4th largest port in U.S. Our Savannah port is a technological marvel and a gateway to the world."

— U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal, R-Gainesville, on Nov. 14, 15 and 17

"Fantasy football: 8-1 in one league and 6-3 in the other. I love football!!!"

"A sad day for the Bulldawg Nation with news of the passing of UGA VII, UGA VI’s Loran’s Best."

"Donny won dancing w stars ... So awesome!!! I luv Donny!!"

— Secretary of State Karen Handel on Nov. 10, 19 and 24

"One year until 2010 elections. Looking forward to the Atlanta Tea Party at the Capitol tonight. I hope to see you there."

"Congratulations to Jimmie Johnson. Poised to make NASCAR history."

"I highly recommend "Blind Side". Tybee resident Sandra Bullock should get Oscar nomination for true football story filmed in Georgia."

— Former state Rep. Eric Johnson, R-Savannah, on Nov. 2, 15 and 22