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September 9, 2002

Albany--One Candidate in the run-off for the Democrat nod for State School Superintendent says voter turnout in South Georgia needs to be strong. Barbara Christmas stopped in Albany today while touring the state's major cities by helicopter. Christmas won the Dougherty County primary in a landslide, and statewide dominated 137 out of 159 counties.

Christmas says, "We are thrilled about our support in the primary. In a run-off three things are important, turnout, turnout, turnout. We have to get every one out to win by a big margin."

Christmas won nearly 40 percent of the vote in the August 20th primary. Her opponent in the run-off, Joe Martin, took 23 percent.

Posted at 4:00 p.m. by melissa.kill@walb.com