Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Can Democrats win in Georgia

While I know it is extremely early in the 2010 races, is it possible for democrats to take back the Georgia Mansion. I received this in the mail last night:

Georgia: A New Chance in the Deep South

In the 2008 Georgia Senate race, incumbent Saxby Chambliss was supposed to win in a landslide. Instead, Democrat Jim Martin came within three points of victory, proving that Georgia Democrats are more competitive than they've been in years.

Now, with Republican Gov. Sonny Perdue stepping down, we have a chance to build on that effort and win a major statewide race.

Democrats were being written off in this race just a few weeks ago, but not anymore. New polling data shows the race is now a tossup, and we'll be sure to send you the most up-to-date news and numbers going forward.

I thought it was a bit of a stretch till I looked at the recent polling. It has everyone within the Margin of Error. I think it might be possible, but we must keep turnout in minority communities high. Black turnout dropped in the Senate runoff, but maybe we can do specific voter drives to keep all the turnout high!