Needless to say I have a lot of thoughts on the seat Chambliss is vacating, but here are a few for Georgia progressives to think about.
1) the candidate should not be a blue dog, because in a off year election, to make a good showing, the candidate has to energize progressives. On a statewide basis, people who would vote for a Barrow are just going to vote GOP anyhow.
2) Once a candidate is chosen, progressives here should dig in and make sure that vigourous campaigning goes on IN EVERY COUNTY.
3) We may well lose even if we pour everything into it, but to edge Democratic numbers up to 48 or 49% would be a momentum changing victory in and of itself, which might encourage our moribund party to actually run candidates in future down-ticket races.
I've written more at BluestateGeorgia