President-elect Barack Obama has waded into the Georgia senate runoff by cutting an ad for Democratic candidate Jim Martin. John McCain and a bevy of Republicans have stumped in the state for Senator Saxby Chambliss and Martin has had some high-profile help himself, but this marks the first time the incoming president has made a direct appearance in the campaign. Script:
This is Barack Obama. I want to thank everybody who turned out and voted for me in November. Together, we can get America moving again.
But the elections aren't over. In Georgia, there's a runoff on Tuesday, Dec. 2. And I want to urge you to turn out one more time and help elect Jim Martin to the United States Senate.
Jim supports my plan to cut middle-class taxes, make sure every American has access to affordable health care, stop spending $10 billion a month in Iraq, and get our economy moving again.
Jim Martin's a man of his word. And I know he'll do everything he can in the Senate to help me change Washington and get America moving again.
Please join me in supporting Jim Martin for the United States Senate, on Tuesday, Dec. 2. And head to the polls just one more time this year.