Washington (CNN) – The Republican Governors Association is launching a campaign targeting Georgia gubernatorial candidate Roy Barnes, a Democrat, over his career as a lawyer.
The campaign centerpiece is a website, www.1888KingRoy.com, which plays off the trial lawyer meme, urging site visitors to "Act fast!" and "Call now!"
"Roy Barnes may have failed as a governor, but there's no doubting that he's thrived as a trial lawyer," said RGA spokesman Chris Schrimpf.
Barnes was governor of Georgia from 1999 to 2003. After losing his reelection battle, Barnes returned to the Barnes Law Group, a firm that places the phrase "making it right" at the top of its website.
In July, Barnes easily captured the Democratic gubernatorial nomination, and will face Republican nominee Rep. Nathan Deal in the general election.
Deal was the subject of a congressional ethics probe before stepping down from his House seat in March to pursue a gubernatorial run. He has denied wrongdoing.