Obama Records Radio Ad for Georgia's Martin

Black support key to Democrat's bid in Senate run-off
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 21, 2008 8:48 AM CST
Obama Records Radio Ad for Georgia's Martin
Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., speaks during a rally in Atlanta, on Thursday, Nov. 13, 2008. Chambliss is in a tight runoff election with Democratic challenger Jim Martin for his seat in the Senate.    (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Barack Obama is lending his voice to Georgia Democrat Jim Martin's Senate run-off race, Politico reports. In a 1-minute radio spot, the president-elect calls on listeners to “turn out one more time and help elect Jim Martin.” If Martin can win the support of the African-Americans who voted for Obama, he has a good shot at victory over GOP Sen. Saxby Chambliss.

“Jim Martin’s a man of his word, and I know he’ll do everything he can in the Senate to help me change Washington and get America moving again,” Obama says in the ad.
(More Barack Obama stories.)

Get the news faster.
Tap to install our app.
Install the Newser News app
in two easy steps:
1. Tap in your navigation bar.
2. Tap to Add to Home Screen.