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I know there are a number of Jim Martin Georgia senate diaries out there. I'm willing to sacrifice mine for one simple reason. We need to keep giving. I know we are stretched and strained and our 401k's are empty and our business is bad. Phone banking is important and I urge you to do that. But also send money directly to the campaign if you can. Workers making calls and knocking on doors and turning out the vote on the ground are hungry and we neeeeeeed to send them some dough.

Here's my goal. But also feel free to add your own in the thread or mention if you are giving to Orange to Blue. I've given and I'm going to keep giving and will match the next $30 donation to my Peach to Blue page

(more on Imperial Sugar case below the thread)

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Surprise surprise, the Imperial Sugar CEO defends Saxby Chambliss

Imperial Sugar Co. CEO John Sheptor defended the conduct of Saxby Chambliss on Wednesday, saying the U.S. senator from Georgia has "behaved appropriately with character and integrity at all times."

The comments came after Imperial Sugar executives and workers broke ground on a new packaging warehouse at the Port Wentworth plant, damaged in the Feb. 7 explosions and fire that killed 14 workers and injured scores more.

Chambliss, a Republican in the midst of a re-election campaign against Democrat Jim Martin, is resisting an order to give evidence in a lawsuit by families of victims killed or hurt in the refinery disaster.

Savannah attorney Mark Tate, who issued the subpoena, has said Chambliss tried to talk some of Tate’s clients out of suing Imperial Sugar in the months that followed the tragedy.

Chambliss has said he is not only immune from such demands to testify, he is prohibited — a contention that Tate and others have challenged.

Chambliss supporters say the demand for the senator’s testimony is politically driven. The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee has made an issue of Chambliss’ treatment of a whistle-blower at a July hearing that examined the causes of the refinery explosion.I

First of all this immunity is crap and does not apply to non-legislative activities.

Of course the Imperial Sugar PAC gave Saxby Chambliss $1,000 in 2008.

And John Sheptor the CEO gave the PAC $2,000 of course.

Click here for More from a diary I did a few months ago.

We neeeeed your help. Please do what you can and drop a couple of bucks to Jim Martin.

Originally posted to alpolitics on Thu Nov 20, 2008 at 03:08 PM PST.

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