House Dems dont want Marshall to take on Chambliss.

From The Politico via the Political Insider:

In Georgia, although he was fighting the odds, Democratic Rep. Jim Marshall defeated Republican Mac Collins by fewer than 2,000 votes in 2006. His district had given President Bush 61 percent of the vote, and Bush and other national GOP figures made repeated campaign stops in support of Collins, who has yet to concede the bitter race.

The House Democratic leadership is hoping that Marshall won’t challenge Chambliss next year. “I think if Jim left the seat to run for Senate,” the Democrats “would probably lose it,” said Doug Moore, Marshall’s spokesman.

Should Marshall decide to run statewide, two obvious candidates for his vacant seat would be Collins, and Calder Clay, who has lost to Marshall two times.


  1. DutchDawg says:

    Calder won’t run. Gen. Goddard (Warner Robins) will definitely run. He wanted to run in ’04, but didn’t want primary opposition, and Calder was definitely running. I wonder if Mansour Ellis will run?

  2. Brian from Ellijay says:

    This could be a bloody primary with both Mac and Calder having given a lot for this seat; Calder more sacrifice, Mac more experience. I am sure that Judy and the General will seriously consider it, which would pull Congressman Kingston from two sides, being that Judy works for him and Mac is a friend.

    Staton would be stupid to get into that fight. Ross might just want in too.
    I am sure there are a few others, but I just got out of one test and have another at 6. Adios.

  3. DutchDawg says:

    I know the Goddard’s have built a machine in Houston County, but they are extremely difficult to work with. Judy especially. Yankee transplants with the personalities to go with it. Not extremely nice people.

  4. RuralDem says:

    I will say that if Congressman Marshall did run for the Senate, and the House seat became open, I think the only Democrat that could win it would have to be an old school commonsense Conservative Democrat. I wonder if ’02 candidate Chuck Byrd would consider another run? Are there anymore conservative Democrats left in the district (former state legislators, congressmen, etc..) that would have a chance?

  5. mainstream GOP says:

    I would think this was obvious lol..although if this did happen, I’d rather Ross Tolleson ran because Im just not that crazy about Mac and Calder, but I guess no matter what..if he pulls a Majette, we’ll take his seat.

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