McCain (and maybe Palin) to Campaign for Saxby Shameless

The Georgia online political newsletter, Capitol Impact, is reporting today that John McCain and possibly Sarah Palin are coming to Georgia on behalf of their good friend Saxby Shameless who was forced into a run-off by Democrat Jim Martin.

Chambliss said Friday the GOP presidential nominee and possibly Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin will campaign for him in the runoff election with Democrat Jim Martin; Martin has asked president-elect Barack Obama to make a campaign appearance as well but has received no confirmation yet; runoff election will be held Dec. 2 because Chambliss did not get 50 percent plus one vote in the general election

Source:  Capitol Impact, McCain is coming to Georgia, November 7, 2008

In addition, the Savannah Morning News continued to support Saxby's re-election bid with an endorsement in this morning's paper that said, "Mr. Chambliss is no rubber stamp for the Rs," despite Chambliss' record of voting with the Republicans over 90% of the time [Sources:  Washington Post, Saxby Chambliss Congress Votes Database; Savannah Morning News, "Senate pick: Send back Saxby", October 23, 2008].

Here are just a few of the juicy excerpts from the Savannah paper's endorsement of Chambliss:

Mr. Chambliss is the better choice for Chatham County voters.

Keeping him in the Senate would maintain a small check against a Democratic-controlled Congress that could steam roll legislation through with abandon. A prime example is the misnamed Employee Free Choice Act. It would put an end to the secret ballot in unionization efforts and mean more job losses and higher prices across the country if it is signed into law.

Mr. Chambliss is on record supporting Supreme Court justices who believe in interpreting laws, as opposed to making laws. He backed the nominations of Justices Sam Alito and John Roberts. Mr. Obama, as Illinois senator, voted against both nominees. He's likely to name more activist judges to the federal bench. Mr. Chambliss would stand as a check against an overreaching judiciary.

So here's your call to arms ladies and gentlemen...

A.) Contribute to Jim Martin's campaign;

B.) Volunteer on Jim Martin's campaign; and

C.) If you live in Georgia or have family or friends that live in the Peach State, remind them to vote for Jim Martin on December 2nd.

Tags: Election 2008, Georgia, Jim Martin, John McCain, Run-off, Sarah Palin, saxby chambliss, U.S. Senate (all tags)



Will Obama help?

One email would raise millions.

One campaign stop would energize 100s of thousands.

by RichardFlatts 2008-11-07 10:49AM | 0 recs
Re: McCain

Martin would be a great Senator, but he has next to zero chance of winning this thing.

by liberalj 2008-11-07 12:47PM | 0 recs
Re: McCain

I don't know WHATS going to happen the rest of this Saturday, let alone, December 2, 2008. Don't be so sure of what you speak.

by onlinesavant 2008-11-08 04:47AM | 0 recs
Re: McCain

Anything can happen, but its clear sometimes that the chances of 'anything' happening are low.

The chances of Martin winning the run-off are low.

by liberalj 2008-11-08 07:42AM | 0 recs
Re: McCain (and maybe Palin) to Campaign

I don't think you're going to see those two on stage together again in this life.

by Jess81 2008-11-07 01:42PM | 0 recs


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