Where Anecdote Is Not Data, But . . .
We should never confuse anecdotes for data, but I’ve got a funny one. I got called up to New York on the spur of the moment this past week for CNN so I ran out to early voting. I was somewhat stunned by the high number of black voters doing early voting. In any event, I stood in line in front of a black preacher | Read More »
Yes, I Am Voting for a Democrat
I have written before about Georgia Lt. Governor Casey Cagle. To say the least, I am not a fan. Last night in Georgia, a new revelation came out about Casey Cagle that solidifies a decision I’d already made. I will be voting for the Georgia Democratic nominee for Lt. Governor, Carol Porter. Last night in the 8th District Congressional Debate, Democrat Congressman Jim Marshall finally | Read More »
The Passion of Melanie Cross
Like me, Melanie Cross is a graduate of Mercer University’s Walter F. George School of Law. Like me, Melanie Cross more likely than not had Congressman Jim Marshall as a law school professor. In 2006, Melanie Cross and her husband Ray held a fundraiser for Jim Marshall in their home and contributed $1,000.00 to Marshall’s congressional re-election campaign. Between 2006 and now, Melanie Cross became | Read More »
Punish the Democrats: Judge Melanie Cross Plays Dirty for Jim Marshall
Judge Melanie Cross is a Tift County Superior Court Judge in Georgia. Congressman Jim Marshall, through his proxies at the Georgia Democratic Party, has demanded Judge Cross unseal Austin Scott’s divorce records — Scott is Marshall’s Republican opponent. Marshall, of course, denies he has any connection. However, Amy Morton (who I actually know and like), a local Democratic activist who is involved with the Democratic | Read More »
Jim Marshall is Worried in Georgia 8
Donate now to Austin Scott. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee released an internal poll in Georgia’s 8th Congressional District showing Jim Marshall ahead by twelve points. It is exceedingly rare in this election cycle for the DCCC to release an internal poll. Doing so shows a level of panic about this race and a desire to change expectations. The poll is also disconnected from reality. | Read More »
Put Georgia 8 on your radar
Meet Austin Scott. He is running in a district that leans decidedly Republican, having been won by both George Bush and John McCain. But the district is held by Congressman Jim Marshall, a Democrat and my former law school professor. If the GOP is going to take back Congress, it is going to have to take back this district. Jim Marshall is a card check | Read More »
Is this astroturf or grassroots?
I thought if any organization participated in helping get people to townhalls, that it was astroturfing. Or does that only apply to the right? Because I got this in my email box yesterday: Dear MoveOn member, I’m a MoveOn member like you, and I’m working with the local MoveOn Council to organize an event tomorrow in Warner Robins to make our voices heard for real | Read More »
The Mob Marches In: American Democracy in All Its Glory
Above is a picture taken by my friend Will Davis of the Monroe County Reporter in Forsyth, GA. Forsyth only has 4,000 people. 700 of them turned out to speak to Congressman Jim Marshall (D-GA 08) about healthcare. The line was long. The day was hot. More and more people came. Congressman Marshall, a Democrat running in a decidedly Republican congressional district (he’s also my | Read More »
Dems Begin Lowering Expectations on 2010
It was bound to happen. “I’m not predicting any third waves here,” the Maryland Democrat said in remarks at a forum sponsored by Georgetown University and Politico. “If you look at first midterm elections historically, the president’s party loses seats,” he said. “The historical trend is pretty clear for Democrats.” Rather than trying to expand the Democratic House majority in 2010, Van Hollen believes his job | Read More »
Rick Goddard Closing Strong in GA-08
As Ron noted in the diaries yesterday, the race in GA-08 is close. Congressman Jim Marshall’s internal polling has him up higher than most independent polls are showing. He is also banking on a large black voter turnout for Obama to help put him over the finish line. But, there is a large undecided vote and the demographics favor General Rick Goddard, the Republican challenger. | Read More »
Pointing Out Ronnie Musgrove’s Trees
We point out yesterday that Musgrove and Marshall do the same ad set. The NRSC does an ad today on the matter: That’s awesome turnaround guys.
Did Musgrove Go to Georgia or Did Marshall Go to Mississippi?
Congressman Jim Marshall (D-GA) is already getting flack for filming an ad explaining his bailout position from the offices of a Washington lobbyist. But now there are more questions about another ad. Jim Marshall, running for the House in Georgia, and Ronnie Musgrove, running for the Senate in Mississippi, are both up with ads. Upon close inspection, they are at the same place standing at | Read More »
A Bright Spot for the GOP
This morning I had breakfast with General Rick Goddard and Speaker Newt Gingrich. The GA-08 race is one of the bright spots on the horizon for the GOP. Two years ago Democrat Jim Marshall only held off Mac Collins by less than 2000 votes. This year, the 8th district will probably go to McCain and with it, could tip the balance to Goddard. There was | Read More »
Rush Limbaugh Loves Jim Marshall. At Least Jim Wants You To Think So.
Jim Marshall (D-GA) is running a very tough race against General Rick Goddard in Georgia’s 8th Congressional District. Goddard opposed the bailout. Marshall vote for it. Goddard is the Republican in this Republican leaning district. Marshall is the Democrat. Now on radio, Marshall is running an ad highlighting his NRA endorsement. Also in the ad, Marshall cites Joe Scarborough’s praise for Marshall’s stances in opposition | Read More »
Jim Marshall on the Take. Support Rick Goddard
Jim Marshall (D-GA) is one of the most endangered Democrats on Capitol Hill. His Democratic base does not like him because he supports the war and voted against SCHIP. The Republicans don’t much care for him either, though they’ve traditionally supported him. Lately, he’s been a bit too pro-union for the local GOP and he voted for the Wall Street bailout. After the bailout, Marshall | Read More »