Last night, PBS aired an excellent documentary on Lee Atwater, Karl Rove’s mentor, who skillfully exploited bigotry in the South to win elections for the GOP.

Nice to see Saxby Chambliss honoring Atwater’s legacy.

"There was a high percentage of minority vote," Chambliss told Alan Colmes, "but we weren’t able to get enough of our folks out on election day."

"Our folks."

And this isn’t the first time Chambliss has played the Atwater card this campaign seasn. 

During the fall Senate campaign, Chambliss cautioned his followers that "the other folks" are voting. The senator added that the "rush to the polls by African-Americans" has "got our side energized early, they see what is happening."

Meanwhile, it looks like Katherine Harris Karen Handel, the Georgia Secretary of State, may have improperly purged 50,000 voters (more here).

Let’s give Saxby the ax. Support Jim Martin’s campaign.

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Jim Martin liveblogging at Kos right now.