March 22, 2010
U. S. Representative Nathan Deal (R-Ga.) announces Monday March 1, 2010 in Gainesville, Ga. that he will resign from Congress to concentrate on his campaign for governor of Georgia. (AP Photo/Gainsville Times, Tom Reed)
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ATLANTA -- U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal has resigned from Congress after casting a vote against a sweeping Democratic-sponsored overhaul of healthcare. He is leaving to pursue the Republican nomination for governor in Georgia.