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President Visits Savannah

President George W. Bush made a stop in Savannah Saturday, as Air Force One touched down at the Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport around 3:45pm. The President's visit was part of a ten-state campaign swing in which Bush is trying to get out the vote for republicans, especially in states like Georgia where key senate races hang in the balance.

Bush spoke to an excited crowd at a rally for Georgia's republican candidates, where he urged voters to go to the polls Tuesday. He made a strong push senate candidate Saxby Chambliss.

"I turn to the man from Georgia, Saxby Chambliss, for ideas, because he understands the issues and after all, he is the chairman of the House Subcommittee on Terrorism and Homeland Security," the President said.

This is an important election for the White House, with at least five key senate races at stake.

Saturday night, President Bush was in Florida campaigning for his brother Jeb in the heated race for Florida governor. Meanwhile, former President Clinton was in Miami, stumping for Bill McBride, Bush's opponent for governor.

About 7,000 people turned out to see the President in Savannah, and both supporters and candidates say it was a real boost for the Republican Party. Candidates say they were proud of the strong showing at the rally--and they were just as excited as their supporters. The candidates say a visit like this could sway some votes their way if people are still undecided, and supporters who came out to this rally say they will be working along with the candidates to help get them elected just like the President asked them to.

Reported by: Kim Angelastro,

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