Obama Records Radio Ad for Georgia's Martin

Black support key to Democrat's bid in Senate run-off
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Nov 21, 2008 8:48 AM CST
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)
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(Newser) – 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.