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Georgia U.S. senate race runoff

By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

November 15, 2008

VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - It's less than a month until the December 2nd runoff, and two United States Senate candidates are blazing the state to rally up votes.

Republican Incumbent Saxby Chambliss and his Democratic opponent Jim Martin are in a close race.

Both say they have what it takes to represent Georgia at the nation's capital.

After the primary election on November 4th none of the candidates received the 50 plus one vote needed to win the senatorial election.

This week both Jim Martin and Saxby Chambliss were making a pitch for voters to get out and support their respective campaigns once again.

Jim Martin made seven stops on  his 'America Is Back Tour' on Saturday.

He started in Savannah, made his way down the Georgia coast and then his final stop in Valdosta.

He received a warm during his second round of campaigning season, trying to put that fire back into his supporters to get out and make those phone calls and knock on doors.

As he said he's done this whole campaign Martin says he plans to listen to the Georgia Voters and focus on the challenges the state faces.

This past week Saxby Chambliss had some big names of the republican party pushing to get him re-elected to the senate.

Former presidential candidate John McCain was at a Cobb county rally for him on Thursday.

Both candidates have roughly three more weeks as they try to win the confidence, and the vote of Georgia citizens one more time.

On Sunday Martin Heads to McDonough for the final stop on his bus tour.

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