Georgia’s Congressional Map

I was doing my daily check of CQ’s Congressional Election Forecast Map, and have been tracking a trend showing that blue is creeping through Georgia, outshadowing the red at a rate that is somewhat alarming.

With all the talk about statewide races, we all have missed focus on some extremely important political events happening in the State this cycle, specifically two extremely important Congressional races, i.e. Max Burns and Mac Collins. 

These are tough races for the GOP, but I can personally attest that they are very important this year, and could play a significant role in the final outcome and make-up of the House come the 110th Congress. 

We have heard very little about Max and Mac.  What is happening in those districts?  What is the rest of our delegation doing to help out there? 


  1. Jack S says:

    I know I’m off topic here, but I just saw a commercial for Brian Kemp for Ag Commissioner.

    I didn’t know he was on the air. Has anyone else seen it?

    It looked great. Caught my attention immediately with that Osama picture.

    Ol Tommy probably doesn’t even know we’re at war. Osaba? Who? That’s my Depends!

  2. McCain-Rice \\\'08 says:

    Max Burns will no doubt be in a very tight race, but I think Mac Collins will have a decent lead, I expect him to get about 55% of the vote on election day.

  3. Mojo says:

    I disagree. I believe Max Burns has a better chance than Mac. Jim Marshall is an old school conservative Democrat and he’ll still hold his own in his district, where he retains a degree of popularity. John Barrow, on the other hand, has been ruined by the new district map and Burns should win. It’ll be close but a win is a win.

  4. GOP_Dude says:

    Marshall is in a tough race. 58% of the voters in his district went for Bush in 2004. Mojo is right that Marshall is an old school conservative, but I can’t think of a single incumbent in the U.S. (and I know the races of several) that is holding a seat where the opposing party presidential candidate took that much for president.

    Also, people need to keep any eye on Burns. Barrow is largely unknown in his district and is very out of touch with his base. Burns actually has higher name ID than Barrow (that is unheard for a challenger to beat an incumbent), and is running even against Barrow (recent poll). In a low to moderate turnout year, Burns has a clear upper hand; in a high turnout year, its a horse race.

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