But then again, he doesn’t have the problems that Republican incumbents have. Of course, he might be benefiting from the comparison to Mac Collins, but congratulations are due to Congressman Jim Marshall for running one of the ten best incumbent campaigns in America (House, Senate or Governor). Take a look:
Rep. Jim Marshall (D-Ga.): Georgia Republicans re-redistricted Marshall into a district that President Bush carried with better than 60 percent of the vote in 2004 and then recruited former Rep. Mac Collins (R) to challenge him. Marshall could have panicked. Instead, he focused on consolidating his base in the Macon media market and raising the sort of money ($1.7 million at last count) necessary to defend himself against Republican attacks. As a result, he looks likely to win next Tuesday in a seat that Republicans once believed would be theirs.
Marshall has done well despite being on the receiving end of probably more negative ads than any other candidate in the nation. Between Collins, the “independent