Showdown in Georgia: Chambliss vs. Martin Tomorrow


Tomorrow, December 2nd, is the long-awaited run-off election in Georgia to decide the winner of the Senate race between conservative, anti-choice Republican Sen. Saxby Chambliss and pro-choice Democrat Jim Martin. 

In recent weeks Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, Sarah Palin, John McCain, and Rudy Giuliani have all made their way to Georgia in an effort to swing the election towards their candidate. Palin was in Georgia today telling crowds that by re-electing Chambliss the GOP can start to "rebuild" the party. 

In fact, if Democrats pick up the Georgia race and the also unresolved Minnesota race between Al Franken and Rep. Norm Coleman, the party will have a super majority of 60 seats in the Senate. 

Despite the fact that the extremist messages of the social conservative wing of the GOP did not seem to resonate with the majority of either Republicans or Democrats this presidential election, Palin told crowds that Chambliss’s support for gun rights and opposition to abortion would provide "a check" on the Democratic majority.

According to NARAL Pro-Choice America’s Blog for Choice, Martin is a Vietnam Veteran who fought hard during his eighteen years in Congress as a "leader in health care" particularly to expand health care for children and Martin is pro-choice as well. 

Chambliss is well-known for his smear campaign against Vietnam Veteran Max Cleland in his run for office six years ago. This time around Chambliss attempted to attack Vietnam Veteran Martin on his support for reproductive rights and Martin’s support for health care access more generally. Chambliss opposed expanding SCHIP (our federal health care program for children) in Georgia for low-income children.

Martin has a long, strong record of supporting reproductive health access as well. In the late 1980s, as a representative in the Georgia congress, Martin voted against a parental notification bill that ultimately passed. In addition, Martin has fought against legislators who want to overturn Roe v. Wade. If Martin defeats Chambliss he helps tip the scales of Congress towards a more pro-choice agenda potentially making it easier to pass such bills as FOCA (Freedom of Choice Act), The Prevention First Act, REAL (Responsible Education About Life) Act and others.

Georgia voters have apparently received robocalls from both the Saxby campaign and the Georgia Chamber of Commerce about abortion. 

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    WE HAVE MORE TO DO:

    Democrat Jim Martin is in a runoff against Bush Republican Saxby Chambliss for the Senate seat from Georgia. Bush’s Saxby Chambliss voted against spending a few measly dollars to provide health care coverage for Georgia, and Americas needy children. But he supported wasting hundreds of billions of your dollars, and the life BLOOD of Americas finest on an unnecessary war in Iraq.

    At a time when 47 million of you have no health insurance coverage, and over 100 million of you with insurance are just one major illness away from complete financial destruction. Bush and Saxby Chambliss voted to make the heart break of bankruptcy relief even harder for all of you to use.

    You see, Bush and Saxby Chambliss, and his family don’t have to worry about their health care coverage. They have the finest health care coverage your tax money can buy for them. Courtesy of you. The American Tax payer. In fact, no one but the super rich can afford the health care coverage you the tax payer provide for Saxby Chambliss, and his family for FREE! with your tax dollars.

    He supposedly works for you. But he doesn’t think you and your family should have access to the type of taxpayer supported FREE health care that you provide for him, and his loved ones for FREE!. Doesn’t that just make you BURRING MAD!

    Vote for JIM MARTIN for US senator from Georgia. Vote for JIM Martin who will be on your side. Vote for JIM MARTIN who will work with President Obama and a majority congress for you. Vote for JIM MARTIN most of all for your-self, your family’s, friends, and loved ones. Vote for JIM MARTIN for a better America, and a better World.

    Don’t let Saxby Chambliss make a chump out of you by tricking you into voting against your own best interest. Saxby chambliss is NOT! on your side. He’s not one of you. He is on George Bush’s side. And we all know what a catastrophe the Bush Chambliss administration has been the past 8 years.

    Contact all your family and friends and do every thing you can to see to it that JIM MARTIN and GEORGIANS! take that senate seat back for Georgia, and America. No matter where you live in America. This is important to you. President Obama will need all the help, and power you can give him to try and fix this catastrophic mess that the Corrupt Bush Chambliss administration has created.

    As I said before you will have to vote in overwhelming numbers to overcome the Bush Chambliss “Let Them Eat Cake” vote fraud machine. Vote early if you can. Then help everyone you can get to the polls and vote for JIM MARTIN. You and your loved ones don’t have to be Saxby Chambliss’s victims anymore.

    I know you will get it done. Just like you did for President Obama.

    God bless all of you

    jacksmith – WORKING CLASS… :-)