By Ken EdelsteinWednesday November 19, 2008 04:57 am EST
Huffington Post reported this afternoon that former Veep Al Gore will campaign here Sunday for Democratic Senate candidate Jim Martin. I'm sure Young Thomas will be getting us more details later.
Meanwhile, here are details on former President Bill Clinton's visit tomorrow (or today by the time you read this) at Clark Atlanta University on behalf of Martin. For those keeping score, John McCain and Mike Huckabee have campaigned for Republican Sen. Saxby Chambliss, while this gun-totin' man's joins him Wednesday and investment banker Mitt Romney stumps for him Friday.
The AJC's reporting that both candidates aren't planning to participate in a debate the Atlanta Press Club was to tape on Sunday — Martin because he'll be campaigning with Gore, Chambliss apparently just because he's a big ol' scared-y-pants.
Creative Loafing Inc. has asked a bankruptcy judge to allow it to pay $495 an hour to the investment banker who engineered last year's purchase by CL of two other alternative weeklies, according to Atlanta Magazine's Steve Fennessy. This time Skyway Capital Partners' Bryan Crino would be tasked with helping to solve the company's financial woes.
Jeanne Cummings of The Politico writes about the Saxby Chambliss-Jim Martin runoff:
President-elect Barack Obama may risk some of his newly earned political capital in Georgia, where a Dec. 2 Senate runoff could move Democrats a step closer toward a filibuster-proof, 60-vote majority in the upper chamber.
Cummings, who was a reporter for the AJC in the early '90s, writes of "eerie...