I spent part of my Saturday at the Suwanee Days festival passing out literature for the Jim Martin for Lt. Gov. campaign. It was a beautiful day and a great time as this festival keeps growing. It was a great opportunity to talk about Jim and his vision for Georgia.
Even in conservative northern Gwinnett, Jim Martin's common sense Democratic ideas went over well. His folksy charm and presence made him a hit during the primary season. I think he appeals to a broad spectrum of people. And this can only help other Dems in Nov.
The Jim Martin campaign (as well as the Allan Burns US 7 Congressional campaign) will have a presence in this area again during the Gwinnett County fair this week, as well as at the Duluth Fall Festival in a couple of weeks.
On the heels of a good outing this weekend, it was great to get this email from Jim's campaign. It's an internal poll. But it gives us a lot of motivation to take this race right to Cagle in his own backyard as well as across Georgia............
I want to share some very exciting news with you today, with just seven weeks remaining before Election Day on November 7.
In a new statewide poll that we are releasing to the news media today, Jim is in a dead heat with Casey Cagle, his Republican opponent! According to the poll, which was conducted by the top Democratic polling firm in the country, Cagle draws support from 38 percent of likely general election voters to Jim's 34 percent, while the Libertarian candidate receives 5 percent and 23 percent of voters are presently undecided. The 4 percent margin that separates Jim and Cagle is well within the poll's margin of error.
What is even more significant is this: Casey Cagle enjoys greater name recognition - 53 percent to Jim's 39 percent - after his high-profile primary battle with Ralph Reed. But Jim is more highly regarded among voters who recognize him than is Cagle among voters who recognize him. Among voters who recognize both candidates, Jim leads Cagle by a 44 percent to 39 percent margin!
This new poll proves that Jim has a tremendous opportunity to win in November. Voters respond very favorably to Jim's story when they learn about who he is and why he is running. The bottom line is this: If we can tell enough voters about Jim, we will win!
To do that, we need your help now more than ever. Please take a few minutes to contribute online today. Your contribution of $500, $250, $100, $50, or whatever you can afford will help make a difference. There are only 50 days left and we need your help today!
Thanks so much for your continuing support,
Finance Director and Deputy Campaign Manager
As noted in the email, the Libertarian candidate, Allen Buckley is running well with 5 percent of the vote. With the changes in Georgia's general election laws, Mr. Buckley's position in this race is very important, as each candidate is vying for 50% of the vote plus one vote.
Aging Hipster, Steve is backing Buckley in this race. As the election nears, check his blog for his thoughts on the Buckley campaign as well as others that he's endorsed.