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Al Gore to lend star power to Georgia Dem’s Senate runoff November 24, 2008

Posted by trouble97018 in '08 Election, Clinton, Democrats, Politics, Repiglicans.
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(CNN) — Add Al Gore to the list of big-name surrogates who are making campaign cameos in the last remaining Senate election this year. The former vice president will team up with Jim Martin at a campaign event Sunday in Atlanta, Georgia.

Martin is a former Georgia state lawmaker who is the Democratic challenger to Saxby Chambliss, Georgia’s freshman Republican senator, who’s fighting to keep his seat. The two candidates face off in a runoff election December 2.

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

Gore‘s campaign appearance follows that of former President Bill Clinton, who teamed up with Martin on Wednesday in Atlanta.

President-elect Barack Obama is lending his voice to the Democrats’ efforts to win back the Republican-held senate seat in Georgia. Obama speaks out in a 60-second radio ad forMartin that hit the airwaves Friday.

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