Posts Tagged ‘Georgia’

Don’t Forget About Georgia…

November 11, 2008

…Obama sure hasn’t.  From the Huffington Post:

Democratic officials confirm that Barack Obama is sending aides to help with the runoff senatorial campaign in Georgia, putting his post-election coattails to an immediate test.

Organizers who worked on behalf of the Illinois Democrat are heading to the Peach State to offer similar assistance to Jim Martin, the Democratic challenger who is facing a second-round contest against incumbent Saxby Chambliss after neither candidate received 50 percent of the initial vote.

The investment by Obama, confirmed by an official working on behalf of the Senate campaign, apparently includes “ground team” members as well as “online specialists and bloggers,” and represents one of the earliest tests of the influence he can wield on the political landscape.

Both campaigns are trying to muster resources for the December 2 runoff.  You can help out Chambliss here and here.  With tens of thousands of ballots uncounted in Alaska and very, um, interesting things happening for the vote tallies in Minnesota, this could be the crucial race to keep the Democrats from getting to 60 votes.


Not Over Tomorrow?

November 3, 2008

Are you ready for Georgia?  Saxby Chambliss is locked in a tight re-election race.  He seems to have a slight lead now against his Democratic opponent, but there could be a little wrinkle: under Georgia law, if no candidate gains over 50% of the vote, there’s a runoff election.  How do Chambliss’s recent polling numbers look?


In the U.S. Senate race, incumbent Republican Saxby Chambliss has a 4-point lead, but less than the majority needed to avert a runoff with Democrat Jim Martin, according to the poll.

Chambliss leads in the poll, 48 percent to 44 percent. Libertarian Allen Buckley won support of 5 percent of those polled. Three percent said they were undecided.

RCP shows Chambliss not cracking 50% that much since September.

So, if no candidate scores above 50% in tomorrow’s GA Senate race, we could be seeing a runoff election on December 2.