Jim Martin

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Jim Martin was the Democratic candidate for the Senate in Georgia

Jim Martin was the Democratic candidate in the 2008 congressional elections for the Senate in Georgia, challenging incumbent Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.). Because no candidate received 50% of the vote in the July Democratic primary elections, Martin defeated Vernon Jones in a runoff on August 5, 2008. [1] Chambliss and Martin were the top two vote-getters in the Nov. 4, 2008, general election, but because no candidate received 50 percent of the vote, a runoff was held Dec. 3, 2008, which was won by Chambliss.[2]


Positions, record and controversies

Bio

Martin served 18 years in the Georgia state legislature and later headed the Georgia Department of Human Resources. In 2006, he was the Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor.[3]

2008 elections

Martin was the Democratic nominee to challenge Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) in the 2008 congressional elections.[4] [5] Because no candidate received 50% of the vote in the July Democratic primary elections, Martin defeated Vernon Jones in a runoff which will take place on August 5, 2008. [1]

Money in politics

This section contains links to – and feeds from – money in politics databases.

Campaign contributions

The following is drawn from government records of campaign contributions to Jim Martin. Campaign contributions are one of the most direct conduits for influencing members of Congress. How to use this information. <crpcontribdata>cid=N00030168&cycle=2008</crpcontribdata>

Committees and affiliations

Committees

Martin will be assigned committees if and when he is elected to Congress.

Affiliations

More background data

Contact

Martin for Senate Campaign Website
404-347-9766 • info@martinforsenate.com
P.O. Box 7219 • Atlanta, Georgia 30357

Articles and resources

Related SourceWatch articles

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 Georgia 2008 General Election,"The Green Papers", August 6, 2008
  2. Jim Tharpe, "2008 SENATE RUNOFF: Chambliss wins one for the party," Atlanta Journal-Constitution, December 3, 2008.
  3. "About Jim Martin," Martin for Senate, accessed April 15, 2009.
  4. 2008 Race Tracker page on Georgia's Senate Race
  5. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named McCaffrey

External resources

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