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GA-Sen Runoff Chart Up!


The chart for the Georgia Senate runoff election between Saxby Chambliss (R-i) and Jim Martin (D) is now up and running on our site.

The runoff election is scheduled for December 2nd.

 

Comments
thoughtful:

Its going to take a miracle for Martin to win.
Has Martin got a ground game? I think the 60 is a forlorn hope, doesn't really matter as there are a few centralist Repubs who will vote with the Dems.

i think President Obama will be looking to have cross party support for many of his programmes in any case.

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byronicgyro:

The truth is that nobody knows how the run-off will turn out because nobody has any idea who likely voters are. Most people just don't care at this point. I think Martin will be hurt big time by not getting the vote from all the people who turned out just to vote for Obama. On the other hand, the Republicans are on the ropes right now with the new Gallup approval (and disapproval) ratings for the GOP. We just have no idea how this one will turn out because we just don't know who will turn out.

Also, slightly off topic, but why are they even bothering to show the updated results in Minnesota? There's 0% chance that this thing won't go to the courts. And then, it will likely be appealed and appealed again.

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Timay:

Martin does have an uphill climb but it'll turn on the GOTV. GA (as most states) has low turn-out for such elections and, in spite of us political junkies to the contrary, will likely be so here. Polls favor Chambliss but Martin can readily win if his supports show up in December.

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Paul:

When Lieberman was approved to stay in the Dem caucus, the Senate had 57 Dems. Begich makes 58 in AK. GA - no one really knows because turnout will not represent the general election. Even if Martin wins in GA (then Dems would stand at 59), the MN election will end up in Congress (the Senate) if all appeals are used. In that case, MN election would not be settled for months.

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Story from dailykos:
"The hits keep coming for Republican incumbemt Saxby Chambliss: the latest news is that organized labor is hammering Chambliss over his conduct in the Imperial Sugar case:

Labor Leaders now want U.S. Senator Saxby Chambliss to stop trying to quash a subpoena related to the Imperial Sugar Explosion.

Savannah Attorney Mark Tate, who represents several families, wants to depose Chambliss related to lawsuits stemming from the deadly event. The AFL-CIO, which supports Chambliss' political opponent, Democrat Jim Martin, says it wants to know why Chambliss won't cooperate.

"How is it that a U.S. Senator can not do everything in his power to seek the truth and bring those at fault to justice? It's very simple, Senator Chambliss show up and answer the subpoena and help us find out what happened," called out AFL-CIO member Stewart Acuff.

Martin and the DSCC are being badly outspent in Georgia - the RNC just dropped a $2 million bomb in the state:

Sen. John Ensign said Wednesday that the Republican National Committee (RNC) has transferred $2 million earmarked for the Senate runoff in Georgia to the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC), which was $4 million in debt after Election Day.

The Nevada Republican said the NRSC ended the cycle in twice as much debt as he would have liked, but that the decision to press further was made after consulting his potential successors.

But as the RNC goes in with money, the AFL-CIO is going in with manpower, attempting to prov that there's no substitute for a good field operation:

The national AFL-CIO is sending up to 2,500 volunteers to Georgia to help Democrat Jim Martin in the U.S. Senate runoff against Republican incumbent Saxby Chambliss.

The union organization said it will have 10,000 volunteers working the state over the next two weekends. About three-quarters will be from Georgia, spokeswoman Andrea Gage said Thursday.
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Ray puts the union vote in Georgia at 325,000. Not an overwhelming number, but a low turnout on Dec. 2 could give it greater impact.

The storm of union activity is to include 550,000 work site flyers, 600,000 phone calls, 610,000 mailings, and knocks on 225,000 doors.

Barack Obama has cut a radio ad for Jim Martin, but has yet to use his formidable email list to raise funds as Martin gets outspent. Here's the ad:"

recording of ad. at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9kiymFg8Jk

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mj1:

The further the economy goes into the tank, the worse it's going to get for Chambliss. Sheesh, Bush is so pathetic that Obama almost has to take over now. This dude Chambliss has had his nose so far up Bush's ass he knows what he had for lunch last week. It's pretty much his only claim to fame. And just today, it came out that he recently held a golf tournament at a whites only club. Between that and the other racist statements he has spouted that should get the Afro Am vote roused, especially if Obama makes a visit to GA. If the Dems make an effort, this race can be won.

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