Monday, December 1, 2008

Palin campaigns for Chambliss in GA runoff

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Alaska Governor Sarah Palin is firing up the base for incumbent Senator Saxby Chambliss in Georgia. Traditional voting in the runoff between Chambliss and his Democrat challenger Jim Martin begins tomorrow. Early voting has been going on for the past couple of weeks.

Polling has Chambliss supporters optimistic. The Republican candidate has consistently been polling 4 points ahead. In addition, McCain won the state with 52 percent of the vote despite a record 30 percent African-American vote. According to Shannon McCaffrey of, the early black vote has been at 23 percent.

The get out the vote effort for runoffs and special elections is vital to victory, as voting numbers typically drop off.

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