Sunday, November 16, 2008

Bill Clinton Hits The Trail For Georgian Jim Martin

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With three weeks left until Georgia's December 2nd U.S. Senate run-off election and Democrat Jim Martin trailing Republican Saxby Chambliss by three points in the most recent poll, former President Bill Clinton is heading back to Georgia this Wednesday as the headliner for a Martin for Senate campaign rally.

Clinton was the last Democratic presidential candidate to carry the Georgia's electoral votes, winning the state with 43% of the vote in 1992.

Clinton is the first big name Democrat to stump for Martin in his Dec. 2 runoff battle with Republican Sen. Saxby Chambliss.

Martin said Saturday that Clinton, who balanced the budget, would underscore the failures of Republican leadership in Washington when it came to the economy. The Martin campain says the event will be open to the public. However, the location and time for the rally have not been finalized.
[Source: WXIA-TV (Atlanta), "Bill Clinton Heads Back To Georgia To Rally For Martin", November 15, 2008]

Former President Clinton made his first campaign stop for Jim Martin back in October where he headlined a fundraiser at a local Atlanta restaurant [Source: WAGA-TV (Atlanta), "Former President Clinton in Atlanta to Support Jim Martin", October 25, 2008].

Andre Walker is the author of the state blog, Georgia Politics Unfiltered.