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Deal's top aide worries 'rhetoric' in gov campaign could imperil Amazon bid

Gov. Nathan Deal’s top aide urged the candidates in the crowded gubernatorial field to strike a cautious note next year with “religious liberty” proposals and other socially conservative legislation, warning that embracing contentious measures could imperil the state’s bid for Amazon’s second headquarters.

“There are concerns about the rhetoric in a political campaign, about what’s being spoken,” said Chris Riley, Deal's chief of staff.

Keep reading: Georgia governor’s aide warns GOP candidates not to ruin bid for Amazon

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Greg Bluestein is a political reporter who covers the governor's office and state politics for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.