Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Georgia Republican Sen. Saxby Chambliss Wins Runoff

It is official, Saxby Chambliss has won the Georgia runoff. The Republicans now have 41 seats in the Senate with one still up in the air. The Democrats remain unchained since the November elections at 56 with two independents that caucus with the Democrats.

Coleman leads Franken now, and it appears Coleman will win the recount. That being the case, Franken may still take this up in the courts or the Senate. Either way, the Democrats will not be able to get the 60 seat filibuster proof majority. They may still be able to break the filibuster using some liberal Republicans.


"Georgia Republican Sen. Saxby Chambliss handed the GOP a firewall against Democrats eager to flex their newfound political muscle in Washington, winning a bruising runoff battle Tuesday night that had captured the national limelight.

Chambliss' victory thwarted Democrats' hopes of winning a 60 seat filibuster-proof majority in the Senate. It came after a bitter month long runoff against Democrat Jim Martin that drew political luminaries from both parties to the state and flooded the airwaves with fresh attack ads weeks after campaigns elsewhere had ended.

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