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Conservative Ranking


Georgia is the 17th most conservative state, voting 14.1% more Republican in the 2004 presidential elections than the national average.

Partisan Trend


Based on voting patterns since 1992, Georgia is trending REPUBLICAN.

GOP Trend Ranking


Georgia ranks 14th among the 50 states.
 
Presidential Race

Race for the White House


GOP Candidates
  • John McCain - U. S. Senator from Arizona  
  • Mike Huckabee - Former Governor of Arkansas
  • Ron Paul - U. S. Congressman from Texas (CD-14)
  • Mitt Romney - Former Governor of Massachusetts
  • Rudy Giuliani - Former Mayor of New York City
  • Fred Thompson - Former U. S. Senator from Tennessee
  • Duncan Hunter - U. S. Congressman from California (CD-52)

    DEM Candidates

  • Barack Obama - U. S. Senator from Illinois  
  • Hillary Clinton - U. S. Senator from New York
  • Mike Gravel - Former U. S. Senator from Alaska
  • John Edwards - Former U. S. Senator from North Carolina
  • Bill Richardson - Governor of New Mexico
  • Dennis Kucinich - U. S. Congressman from Ohio (CD-10)

    Party nominee -

  •  

    Senate Race
    Incumbent:  GOP incumbent Saxby Chambliss is seeking a second term in 2008.  He currently faced only minor primary opposition.

    GOP Candidates

  • Saxby Chambliss - Incumbent  
  • Chip Rogers - Georgia State Senator

    DEM Candidates

  • Jim Martin - Former Georgia State Representative  
  • Josh Lanier - Former Congressional Aide, Vietnam Veteran
  • Dale Cardwell
  • Rand Knight - Environmental Engineer
  • Vernon Jones - Dekalb County CEO

    Party nominee -

  •  
    Governor's Race
    No race in 2008
     
    Competitive House Races
    District 8
    Incumbent:  Democrat incumbent Jim Marshall is running for a 4th term in 2008.  He faced only minor primary opposition.

    GOP Candidates

  • Richard Goddard - Major General United States Air Force, Retired  

    DEM Candidates

  • Jim Marshall - Incumbent  

    Party nominee -

  •  
    Other House Races
    Projected winner listed first
  • District 1:  Jack Kingston (R)-inc vs. Bill Gillespie (D)
  • District 2:  Sanford Bishop (D)-inc vs. Lee Ferrell (R)
  • District 3:  Lynn Westmoreland (R)-inc vs. Stephen Camp (D)
  • District 4:  Hank Johnson (D)-inc  (unopposed)
  • District 5:  John Lewis (D)-inc  (unopposed)
  • District 6:  Thomas Price (R)-inc vs. Bill Jones (D)
  • District 7:  John Linder (R)-inc vs. Doug Heckman (D)
  • District 9:  Nathan Deal (R)-inc vs. Jeff Scott (D)
  • District 10:  Paul Broun, Jr. (R)-inc vs. Bobby Saxson (D)
  • District 11:  Phil Gingrey (R)-inc vs. Hugh "Bud" Gammon (D)
  • District 12:  John Barrow (D) vs. John Stone (R) - possibly competitive
  • District 13:  David Scott (D) vs. Deborah Huneycutt (R)
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    Additional Information

    Election Timeline


  • February 5, 2008 - Presidential primary
  • May 2, 2008 - Deadline to file for candidacy
  • July 15, 2008 - Primary elections
  • August 5, 2008 - Primary runoff
  • November 4, 2008 - Election day
  • Current Partisan Breakdown


     
    National Delegation
      Senators 2 GOP
      Representatives 7 GOP, 6 DEM
    State Government
      Governor GOP
      Lt. Governor GOP
      State Senate - GOP control 33 GOP, 23 DEM
      State House - GOP control 101 GOP, 79 DEM

    Current Office Holders


  • Governor:  Sonny Perdue (R) - 2nd term, up for re-election in 2010
  • Lt. Governor:  Casey Cagle (R) - 1st term, up for re-election in 2010
  • Senior Senator:  Saxby Chambliss (R) - 1st term, up for re-election in 2008
  • Junior Senator:  Johnny Isakson (R) - 1st term, up for re-election in 2010
  • House District 1:  Jack Kingston (R) - 8th term
  • House District 2:  Sanford Bishop (D) - 8th term
  • House District 3:  Lynn Westmoreland (R) - 2nd term
  • House District 4:  Hank Johnson (D) - 1st term
  • House District 5:  John Lewis (D) - 11th term
  • House District 6:  Thomas Price (R) - 2nd term
  • House District 7:  John Linder (R) - 8th term
  • House District 8:  Jim Marshall (D) - 3rd term
  • House District 9:  Nathan Deal (R) - 8th term
  • House District 10:  Paul Broun, Jr. (R) - 1st term
  • House District 11:  Phil Gingrey (R) - 3rd term
  • House District 12:  John Barrow (D) - 2nd term
  • House District 13:  David Scott (D) - 3rd term

    Historical Partisan Snapshot


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      Race 2000 Result 2002 Result 2004 Result 2006 Result

    President Strong GOP -- Solid GOP --

    Senate
    Class 2 -- Mod GOP -- --
    Class 3 Solid DEM -- Solid GOP --

    Governor -- Mod GOP -- Solid GOP

    House 8 GOP - 3 DEM 8 GOP - 5 DEM 7 GOP - 6 DEM 7 GOP - 6 DEM
    CD-1 Solid GOP Solid GOP Solid GOP Solid GOP
    CD-2 Mod DEM Solid DEM Solid DEM Solid DEM
    CD-3 Solid GOP Weak DEM Solid DEM Solid GOP
    CD-4 Solid DEM Solid DEM Solid DEM Solid DEM
    CD-5 Solid DEM Solid DEM Solid DEM Solid DEM
    CD-6 Solid GOP Solid GOP Solid GOP Solid GOP
    CD-7 Mod GOP Solid GOP Solid GOP Solid GOP
    CD-8 Solid GOP Solid GOP Solid GOP Weak DEM
    CD-9 Solid GOP Solid GOP Solid GOP Solid GOP
    CD-10 Solid GOP Solid GOP Solid GOP Solid GOP
    CD-11 Solid GOP Weak GOP Mod GOP Solid GOP
    CD-12 NA Strong GOP Weak DEM Weak DEM
    CD-13 NA Solid DEM Solid DEM Solid DEM

    BOLD - party turnover
    Party changes not bolded resulted from redistricting.
    Race ratings:
  • "Weak" - less than 5%
  • "Mod" - 5% to less than 10%
  • "Strong" - 10% to 15%
  • "Solid" - greater than 15%
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    Georgia Race Tracking
    President
    John McCain
    vs
    Barack Obama
    Projected Winner
    Senate
    Saxby Chambliss - inc
    vs
    Jim Martin
    Projected Winner
    Governor
    No race
    House District 8
    Jim Marshall - inc
    vs
    Richard Goddard
    Projected Winner
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