Marshall, Goddard visit Covington
Chambliss speaks at GOP rally on square newton county
In an election season that has all of the signs of being a watershed event nationally for the Democrats, Rep. Jim Marshall (D-GA) is once again facing an uncomfortably close reelection race.
A new weekend poll from SurveyUSA has Marshall, who is seeking his third term in the U.S. House of Representatives, narrowly lead- ing Rick Goddard, 49 percent to 45 percent. The poll of 634 likely voters had a 4-point margin of error.
Goddard, a retired major general and the former commander of the Warner Robins Air Logistics Center, has been heavily campaigning around the 8th District for a year now. He was in Newton County yes- terday afternoon to participate in a Republican campaign rally headlined by Sen. Saxby Chambliss on the Covington square.
Marshall has raised $1.6 million this election cycle, according to OpenSecrets. org, compared to the $1.1 million Goddard has raised. The newly money-flush Democratic Party that has made it clear Marshall’s seat is one they do not have any intention of losing despite his tendency to buck the party leadership on some issues.
Approximately 52 percent of his campaign contributions have come from Political Action Committees compared to Goddard’s campaign where PACs have contributed 25 percent of his total contributions. That the Republican PACs had so little cash to contribute to one of the few Congressional races that they