Georgia's newly minted Republican gubernatorial nominee Nathan Deal called White House comments on ethics
allegations against him "unusual."
But Deal said Thursday the Obama administration doesn't "get to vote on our elections here in Georgia."
On Wednesday, White House spokesman Robert Gibbs suggested Deal was going to have to explain ethics investigations surrounding him during the campaign.
Deal said the White House just doesn't want him to be the next governor of Georgia. He made the comments Thursday at a meeting with Governor Sonny Perdue in his office at the state Capitol.
The campaign of Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Roy Barnes said it was inappropriate for a political event to take place there. Perdue brushed off the criticism.