November 18th, 2008
12:40 PM ET
6 years ago

Romney back on the campaign trail

Romney is back on the trail for Sen.Saxby Chambliss.
Romney is back on the trail for Sen.Saxby Chambliss.

(CNN) – Add Mitt Romney to the list of big name Republicans who are lending a hand to Sen. Saxby Chambliss, as he fights for his political life.

Chambliss is the freshman Republican senator from Georgia who will face off against his Democratic opponent, former state lawmaker Jim Martin, in a runoff election on Tuesday December 2.

Chambliss won a plurality of the vote two weeks ago on Election Day, but Georgia state law calls for the winner to grab 50 percent plus one vote. Do to the inclusion of a third party candidate, Chambliss fell just shy of that threshold, forcing a runoff contest.

Last week Senator John McCain returned to the trail to campaign with Chambliss, just nine days after losing the presidential election to Barack Obama.

Sunday former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, who ran for the Republican presidential nomination before dropping out in March and backing McCain, campaigned with Chambliss.

Romney will join Chambliss on the campaign trail in Atlanta and Savannah this Friday, according to an announcement today from a spokesman. The spokesman also announced that Romney is contributing $5,000, through his Free and Strong American PAC, to Chambliss to help with the runoff election. Romney's PAC donated $2,300 to Chambliss earlier this fall.

Like Huckabee, Romney was a candidate for the GOP presidential nomination before dropping out in February and endorsing McCain. Both Romney and Huckabee could have designs on making another run for the White House.


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  1. Beverly in NC

    I am interested in hearing anything from anybody in the Republican Party until they admit they are one giant broken mess. The Party is of over-inflated egos, religious nutjobs, and ignorant old white people. They have absolutely no clue, it seems, how out of touch with America they really are; yet here they are already fighting over who will be the next loser for their Party after McCain's loss.

    Wake Up Republicans! No one is interested in your same old rhetoric. If you really believe in individual freedom and less goverment then let's hear you; like Den Chuck Hagel, denounce the very small buy loud mouth religious extremists in your Party. Do you not see the hypocrisy of your "Christian" members telling everyone how to live their lives and wanting government to legislate their stilted and nutty beliefs on the rest of us??? Have not noticed that those who scream "Christian values" the most have been the most corrupt and sinful and judgmental of you all??

    You need to publicaly denounce these religious nuts and shut them out of meetings where the intelligent ones of you decide what the actual objectives of the new Republican party are going to be. If you do not change and do not get rid of the hypocrites who have destroyed your credibility with the American people, you will continue to be a non-trusted, out-of-touch, hate-inciting and LOSING Party.

    The election is over and yet the hatefulness continues. No thanks to anything to do with any of you. I have never seen a Party so self-destructive and so blind to it.

    November 18, 2008 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |
  2. no need to know

    Mr Huckabee needs to be more realistic in his comprehension and understanding that there is a evolution process to all of creation and not a superbrain or entity that has never proven with empirical data of its existence. When he understands this fact he will be a believable human being. No one has ever expired and came back and never will. Understand this fact including Jesus who was only a living being nothing else.

    November 18, 2008 05:18 pm at 5:18 pm |
  3. no need to know

    Romney don't plan to run for President the Republicans have shown they are untrustworthy and will say anything to get elected liked you and McCain have done!!

    November 18, 2008 05:20 pm at 5:20 pm |
  4. WELCOME TO THE OBAMA SHOW

    AFTER 4 YEARS OF OBAMA BREAKING ALL HIS PROMISES AMERICA WILL BE READY FOR JUST ABOUT ANYONE.

    THE DEMS WILL DIG A HOLE THAT THEY WILL NEVER GET OUT OF.

    I CAN'T WAIT TO LISTEN TO ALL THE OBAMA SUPPORTERS TELL AMERICA WHY OBAMAS PLANS DIDN'T WORK.

    YOU CAN ONLY BLAME BUSH FOR SO LONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    OBAMA IS GOING TO THROW MONEY AT ALL THE BIG COMPANIES,

    GIVE MONEY AWAY TO PEOPLE THAT DON'T WORK,

    TAX THE WORKING PEOPLE OUT OF BUSINESS,

    AND FINALLY BREAK THIS COUNTRY AND CAUSE A DEPRESSION.

    I GUESS THATS CHANGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO DO ALL THE THINGS HE SAYS IS GOING TO

    DO WITHOUT TAXING US INTO A DEPRESSION.

    SO WAKE UP OBAMA FANS AND GET READY FOR A RIDE OF A

    LIFETIME WHICH ENDS VERY BADLY.

    YOU WANTED THIS AND YES YOUR GOING TO GET IT!!!!

    BUT WHY DOES THE INTELLIGENT PEOPLE HAVE TO SUFFER

    FROM YOUR MISTAKES!!!!

    November 18, 2008 05:33 pm at 5:33 pm |
  5. Luigi ina California

    This guy oozes ambition. Frankly, he scares the bejesus out of me.

    November 18, 2008 05:39 pm at 5:39 pm |
  6. Michael

    Please Sarah Palin, support Chambliss! That way, Martin can win easily. Just open your mouth for one second and all the voters will know not to listen to anything you say.

    And no, not all of us Democrats are that desperate to get to the 60 mark. We just need Democracy because Bush screwed us of that for the last 8 years.

    November 19, 2008 12:57 am at 12:57 am |
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