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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.  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.
- 1 Positions, record and controversies
- 2 Bio
- 3 Money in politics
- 4 Committees and affiliations
- 5 More background data
- 6 Contact
- 7 Articles and resources
Positions, record and controversies
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.
Martin was the Democratic nominee to challenge Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) in the 2008 congressional elections.  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. 
Money in politics
This section contains links to – and feeds from – money in politics databases.
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
Martin will be assigned committees if and when he is elected to Congress.
More background data
Martin for Senate Campaign Website
404-347-9766 • firstname.lastname@example.org
P.O. Box 7219 • Atlanta, Georgia 30357
Articles and resources
Related SourceWatch articles
- 2008 U.S. congressional elections
- Portal:Georgia and the U.S. Congress
- Georgia 2008 General Election,"The Green Papers", August 6, 2008
- Jim Tharpe, "2008 SENATE RUNOFF: Chambliss wins one for the party," Atlanta Journal-Constitution, December 3, 2008.
- "About Jim Martin," Martin for Senate, accessed April 15, 2009.
- 2008 Race Tracker page on Georgia's Senate Race
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