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In Georgia, candidates tack right

ATLANTA—Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is expected in Georgia Monday to stump for her candidate in the state’s hotly disputed GOP gubernatorial primary on Tuesday—a race in which red-meat conservative issues like gay marriage and abortion have taken center stage.

Ms. Palin is working, to the surprise of some in the GOP, to elect former Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel, a relatively centrist Republican from metro Atlanta who is opposed by the state’s most influential anti-abortion group and who local gay activists once considered an ally.

Ms. Handel, who recent polls show leading former U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal by five points, rocketed to the front of the GOP primary after Ms. Palin endorsed her a month ago. Ms. Palin called her a “pro-life, pro-Constitutionalist with a can-do attitude.” Ms. Handel also has the support of former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.

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