Thu., September 30, 2010 1:48pm (EDT)

Political Season Heats Up In Middle Georgia
By Josephine Bennett
Updated: 4 years ago

MACON, Ga.  —  
As campaigning by politicians intensifies across Georgia supporters of both Democrats and Republicans are rallying the faithful.

Republican women are gathering in Macon Friday for very deliberate reasons. It’s the home of Democratic 8th District Congressman Jim Marshall who’s seeking his fifth term.

For two days the Georgia Federation of Republican Women will hold seminars, rallies, and a bus tour through Middle Georgia. Candidates for several state and national races will be alongside them including Austin Scott who’s running against Marshall.

Federation President Suzi Voyles says it’s a strategic move to meet in the 8th District. She says even though Marshall tends to vote with the Republicans, his affiliation is a big problem.

“The mere fact that he is a Democrat entitles Nancy Pelosi to remain in her position.”

Voyles says her members are enthusiastic about the election. Meanwhile on Saturday the Democratic Party of Georgia is holding a statewide day of action at several offices around the state.