Palin Stumps For Chambliss In Georgia

Alaska governor and former GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin is in Georgia today, where she is appearing at four events in an effort to get out the Republican base in support of Sen. Saxby Chambliss.

Georgia voters will go to the polls tomorrow for a runoff election between Chambliss and Democratic rival Jim Martin, a vote that could help decide whether Democrats achieve a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate. (Democrats now effectively hold 58 seats; if Martin and Minnesota Democrat Al Franken find their way to victory, they will have the necessary 60.)

Palin has already appeared in Augusta this morning, where she was greeted by several thousand supporters, according to the Associated Press, which notes that "Vendors sold bright pink 'Palin 2012' T-shirts and 'Palin for President: You Go Girl' buttons. She was greeted like a rock star with chants of 'Sa-rah!'"

Palin implored the crowd to return Chambliss to the Senate, adding that the runoff election would mark the first event in the Republican Party's rehabilitation.

"It takes rebuilding and I say let that begin here in Georgia tomorrow," Palin said.

Martin, meanwhile, is campaigning today with Rep. John Lewis and Atlanta rapper Ludacris. President-elect Barack Obama has recorded a radio ad and phone calls for Martin, but he has not campaigned for the Georgia Democrat.

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