Saturday, August 5, 2006

Macon Telegraph to Endorse Martin

Jim Martin is in Macon this afternoon, canvassing neighborhoods with supporters including the likes of Congressman Jim Marshall, City Councilman Mike Cranford, City Councilman Rick Hutto and former commission chair, Tommy Olmstead. A large, diverse and enthusiastic group of supporters met Jim at 4 PM, and they are knocking on doors as we speak.

The group is distributing a flyer that details many of Jim's Middle Georgia endorsements and including among them is The Macon Telegraph. This is quite a surprise and a major coup for Jim. The paper originally endorsed Hecht in the Democratic Primary for Lt. Governor, but, apparently, tomorrow, the Telegraph, which has the third largest circulation in the State, will endorse Jim Martin in the runoff. I have lived in Macon for over 20 years, and it is rare for this newspaper to do an about-face on endorsements. Clearly, the Martin momentum in the mid-state continues to grow!

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