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22 September 2008

Jim Martin Campaigns Across South Georgia

Despite public opinion polls showing him trailing Republican Saxby Chambliss by as many as 17 points, Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Jim Martin is campaigning across Georgia with the vigor of a candidate who's locked in a tight race.

Over the weekend, Martin traveled across the southern portion of the state with events in Albany, Americus, Cordele and Thomaston.

The man hoping to unseat incumbent Georgia Senator Saxby Chambliss, R-Moultrie, said during a rally Saturday that Chambliss was just a “rubberstamp” for failed George Bush policies while urging democrats to mobilize to achieve what he said was real change. Martin, who beat out Dekalb County CEO Vernon Jones for the Democratic nod in an August runoff, spoke at the democratic headquarters in Albany while stumping through Southwest Georgia Saturday.

"Both parties are apparently running against the Republicans," he said. "John McCain apparently has forgotten he’s a Republican and Senator Saxby Chambliss is nothing more than a rubberstamp for George Bush’s failed policies and but everyone says they want change."
[Source: Albany Herald, "Jim Martin makes visit to Albany", September 21, 2008]

In addition to his rally in Albany, Jim Martin had breakfast with supporters in Cordele [Source: Cordele Dispatch, "Senate hopeful visits Cordele", September 21, 2008].