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General Claudia Kennedy endorses Jim Martin

By Delivrine Registre - bio | email

November 30, 2008

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - General Claudia Kennedy traveled from out of state to help a small group rally for votes in an East Albany neighborhood. One door at a time, they spread their support for Jim Martin and encouraged people to make the effort to vote Tuesday.

"I live In Hilton Head, South Carolina so it is very important for me to see Georgia lead by a somebody with the integrity and leadership Jim Martin shows," said Kennedy.

Kennedy is the first female three-star general in the U-S Amy and is reaching out to veterans for Martin who served in Vietnam. "Jim Martin believes that we should have better body armor for our soldiers and should have better G. I. Bill benefits," said Kennedy.

Things that are also important to Alva James, who is also Vietnam veteran. "I have some veteran friends who are really in need of medical help."

"Jim Martin has gone to war and he knows the impact that it has on people,and knows the importance of having a strong veteran affairs program," said Kennedy.

Experience that she says Republican Incumbent Saxby Chambliss lacks. "Saxby Chambliss had six deferments and never served. He voted 23 times against improved G. I. Bill benefits for the military."

And though veteran issues aren't among the concerns for some, they still appreciated the information. "I didn't know the run-off was Tuesday. If they hadn't come by I would have missed it," said Jimmy Lee Clyde.

And regardless of who you support Clyde said, "people need to get out to the polls," because each vote is important in a run-off race that has already proven to be so evenly split in Georgia.

Not all veterans agree with General Kennedy's support of Martin. Members of Move America Forward Freedom PAC threw their support behind the Republican Incumbent. And the Veterans of Foreign Wars also back Saxby Chambliss for Senate.

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