ATLANTA, GA. (AP) - Republican John McCain implored Georgia voters
today to back Sen. Saxby Chambliss in next month's runoff.
McCain warned that Democrats will increase taxes and cut defense spending and the GOP needs to strengthen its ranks.
Georgia's election results were certified today and the final
tallies show Chambliss falling just short, with 49.8 percent of the
vote. Democrat Martin earned 46.8 percent and Libertarian Allen
Buckley pulled 3.4 percent.
After his brief remarks, the former Republican presidential
nominee stepped into the crowd to shake hands with the GOP faithful
at the Cobb Energy Center. After the rally, there was a private
fundraiser for Chambliss.
Martin suggested McCain's visit will have little impact. He said
the issue is Jim Martin versus Saxby Chambliss.