McCain Returns to Trail, Urges Ga. Voters 'Into Battle'

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 13, 2008 6:33 PM CST
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz, speaks during a rally for Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) Thursday, Nov. 13, 2008 in Atlanta.   (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
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(Newser) – John McCain found himself back on familiar terrain tonight—the campaign trail. The Republican also-ran traveled to Georgia to stump for Saxby Chambliss, who's locked in a runoff battle for the Senate with Democrat Jim Martin, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. “I did not think I would be back on the campaign trail quite this early,” McCain said. “But there is a lot at stake here. I’m asking you to go into battle one more time."

If Martin can knock off incumbent Chambliss in the Dec. 2 vote, it could help Democrats reach their coveted 60-seat milestone in the Senate. “The eyes of the country and the world will be on the state of Georgia," said McCain, who did not mention Barack Obama by name in his speech.