November 16th, 2008
05:15 PM ET
6 years ago

Bill Clinton to campaign for Martin in Georgia

Clinton will hit the trail in Georgia Wednesday.
Clinton will hit the trail in Georgia Wednesday.

(CNN) - Three weeks before Georgia’s December 2 Senate runoff vote, former President Bill Clinton – the last Democratic presidential candidate to carry the state – will stump for his party’s candidate Jim Martin, locked in a tight race with incumbent Republican Saxby Chambliss.

Clinton, who first visited the state for Martin last fall, will become the first high-profile Democrat to visit the state to campaign for the Senate challenger since Election Day.

The former president’s campaign event in Atlanta Wednesday will have an economic focus, according to Martin’s campaign.

Former Republican presidential nominee John McCain visited Georgia last week to campaign for Chambliss.


Filed under: Bill Clinton • Jim Martin
soundoff (84 Responses)
  1. sue

    Good for Bill. Great idea!

    November 16, 2008 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  2. DC Insider

    If Clinton is for this guy, he is a scoundrel. Interesting how Bill and Hillary have become such loyal Dems this year – wonder why? The OLD (read NO CHANGE) crowd in DC know that they can "handle" Obama and get their agenda pushed across. Obama is the furthest thing from change that will ever be witnessed in DC. The election was a media scam. The real people who will be running the country are Bill CLinton, Hillary, Pelosi, Reid, Kerry, Biden, Barney Frank and a host of long term Dems - this is not about change and never was.

    November 16, 2008 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  3. Dudley Do Right

    Enough allready.

    November 16, 2008 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
  4. scot

    Lets make the GOP extinct, like the Whig party.

    November 16, 2008 01:24 pm at 1:24 pm |
  5. Robert

    Mr. Clinton:

    Why won’t you list the contributors to your presidential library? What are you trying to hide? “I never had sex with that woman.” Of course not, she had it with you, right? Just how stupid and forgetful do you think the people of Georgia really are, Bill?

    November 16, 2008 01:24 pm at 1:24 pm |
  6. Ali

    Republicans are scared, they know they not gonna win this seat

    November 16, 2008 01:24 pm at 1:24 pm |
  7. I luv koolaid

    Still waiting for the postpartisan era.
    :-)

    November 16, 2008 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  8. AB

    Great cant wait to participate and do all that I can to ensure Georgia Senate turns blue; If Mcsame can support Shamebliss inspite of is cowardly ads

    here was bomb bomb mcsame response to shamebliss bastardly ad

    "I'd never seen anything like that ad. Putting pictures of Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden next to the picture of a man who left three limbs on the battlefield - it's worse than disgraceful. It's reprehensible."

    then certainly our Excelent Mr President can speak on behalf of Jim Martin

    November 16, 2008 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  9. cyrusk

    Saxby Chambliss has been a Bush "rubber Stamp". He never said "NO" to George Bush.
    Additionally, he defeated McClelan, the man who lost three limbs for America, by questioning his patriotism.

    We, in Georgia, don't need a senator who has been Bush's rubber stamp. We need a senator who will break from the same old past and help Pres. elect Obama bring change that Ameica and Americans want.

    If you live in Georgia, DO NOT forgert;

    1- vote
    2- talk to friends, neighbors, relatives and make sure they vote too.

    This round is as important as the first round, if not more important.
    Barack Obama got elected, but we need Jim Martin in the senate.

    November 16, 2008 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
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