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November 1, 2004

Albany-- Georgia Republican party leaders told voters that they are the good value candidates in tomorrow's elections. G.O.P. party candidates were joined by the Governor and Senator Saxby Chambliss in a seven city campaign "fly around" the state.

The Republicans touched in Albany around 12:45. Governor Sonny Perdue and U.S. Senator Saxby Chambliss joined Senate Candidate Johnny Isakson and other Republican candidates in a last effort for votes.

U.S. Senate Candidate Johnny Isakson said "The rhetoric is over. We're out now trying to drive the voter turnout. Get everybody to exercise their constitutional right and cast their ballot, and let the people of Georgia determine their future."

The G.O.P. leaders traveled to seven cities in six hours to energize their base. Governor Sonny Perdue said "This is one of the most vital elections that I believe not only our generation but our children's and grandchildren's generation must face."

Isakson said "We know how important their vote is. Belive me, if anybody ever thought their vote was not important, the 2000 election should demonstrate that every vote counts."

Senator Saxby Chambliss said "This is a very precious right that Americans have, to decide who runs our local governments, as well as our state and federal governments. And we are just trying to encourage everybody to get out to vote."

Governor Sonny Perdue said "I think after tomorrow night it's clear that Halloween and John Kerry, both scary, are over."

Isakson said "Tomorrow, join me at the polls. Let's re-elect George W. Bush, elect Johnny Isakson, and keep the country on the track it's been."

Then the Republican leaders flew next to Valdosta, looking for South Georgia votes in Tuesday's election.

Isakson's opponent in the U.S. Senate race, Denise Majette joined with Lt. Governor Mark Taylor and other state Democratic Party leaders in a Georgia fly-around to five cities, but did not come to South Georgia.

posted at 4:55PM by dave.miller@walb.com