Skip to comments.AP: GOP's Chambliss wins Georgia Senate runoff
Posted on 12/02/2008 6:04:01 PM PST by NormsRevenge
ATLANTA Georgia Sen. Saxby Chambliss has won re-election in a runoff, dashing Democratic hopes of capturing enough Senate seats to thwart Republican filibusters.
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Many people who were willing to turn out for Obama were unwilling to turn out for some old white dude.
update .. excerpt
With 70 percent of the precincts reporting, Chambliss captured 60 percent to Martin’s 40 percent. Chambliss’ win is a rare bright spot for Republicans in a year where they lost the White House as well as seats in the House and the Senate
Some good news on the election front, for a change.
Yes, and the Obama fraud machine was slowed down as a resust of that, so it was a "multiplier effect."
Yes, and the Obama fraud machine was slowed down as a result of that, so it was a "multiplier effect."
Incumbent U.S. Senator Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) laughs after being greeted by Oscar Poole (L) as he waits for results of his runoff at his election night party in Atlanta, Georgia December 2, 2008. Chambliss is in a runoff with Democrat Jim Martin. REUTERS/Tami Chappell (UNITED STATES)
Very good news!
Thank you Georgia.
Thank you Georgia and thank you Sarah.....
If you want more details:
Fulton County has more precincts left than elsewhere. But the worst possible outcome is a 56% to 44% victory for Chambliss.
Wrong and wrong. The voting obviously will be lighter (AP makes it sound like this would be out of the ordinairy) but going by Drudge's final numbers (C-1,191,000 M-872,000) the turnout was around 35%. That is almost twice the predicted turnout and certainly impressive for a runoff a month after the general.
To all those that like to talk her down, this is a well deserved slap in the face.
Says only 2 precincts left in Fulton. Wow, DeKalb has gone off to moonbat land. Hard to believe that county once sent a Republican to Congress in the modern era. All the McKinneyites infest the place now like a cancer.
DeKalb County is now an extension of Atlanta. The suburbanites who lived there during the 1960’s and 1970’s have either died or moved to counties further out.
What’s your take on why the Chambliss margin of victory in the run-off is so much larger than his margin on “Election Day”?
Neil Boortz makes sure the Libertarian gets their 4-5%.
That, plus Obama coat-tails made it a closer race than it otherwise would have been.
Sarah just solidified her stature as the standard-bearer and bright young face of the GOP. Congratulations to Sarah Palin and to Saxby Chambliss. It was a much needed and well-deserved victory for real America. It gives you hope that the country can be resurrected from the ashes.
You’re right about the Chambliss victory being partially due to Sarah Palin, which means that the leftwing bloggers, and the so-called MSM will only increase their attacks on her. Already the Democratic Underground is steaming mad, and many of their posters are attributing Martin’s defeat to the 4 rally tour of Georgia made by Gov. Palin.
Sometimes I worry about her safety, many of those who post to CNN, MSNBC, and other comment boards are so vicious, and unhinged, you never know what some of those nutcases are capable of.
I'm not worried about those squeaking little mice. Not even a little bit.
She did it.
And now she is stronger than ever.
Where’s ACORN when ya need ‘em ?
One of the ones elected in the 60’s?
So it looks like 57-43. with 3% slow to come in.
In other races the GOP held a seat on the Public Service Commission.
And both non-partisan Judicial candidates appeared to be Republicans though it looks like the less partisan/conservative one won.
Yeah, the 4th (which district it still is today). Ben Blackburn from 1967-75. The funny thing that Barone pointed out in the ‘74 Almanac that DeKalb and that district voted heavily GOP and contrarian to the rest of the state at the time (preferring neutral-accented candidates to the thick Southern accented Lester Maddox and Sam Nunn types). They still have that same attitude now with the GOP as the majority, voting contrarian to the rest of the state, albeit moonbat now.
It’s worse than Fulton. I guess Fulton must have a some white suburbanites. Actually I remember reading there is an upper class Republican neighborhood in Atlanta itself.
It’s real funny now the first northern migrants to the south were the harbinger of modern GOP strength while today they are liberal invaders.
If Fulton just consisted of its original boundaries (just the middle part of the current unusual-shaped county), it would be even more moonbat than DeKalb. Fulton has Sandy Springs and the old Milton County section to the north, which are heavily GOP. There was talk of reactivating Milton in recent years, but folks there opted instead to incorporate most of those areas, which they had been prevented from doing because of the Democrats, although one of the local Reps is still pushing to recreate Milton. The south end of Fulton, the old Campbell County, is poorer and more Black, so if it split, it would probably be more like neighboring Clayton, which is now very rodent.
I’m so in favor of forming new counties/cities to escape moonbat leftists.
Sadly such efforts rarely get off the ground because you usually need the moonbat’s permission. What about minority rights?!
In GA though maybe it could succeed with a GOP state government.
“Whats your take on why the Chambliss margin of victory in the run-off is so much larger than his margin on Election Day?”
My take is mainly that Obama generalted a huge turnout among non-regular voters (many African-Americans, as well as some illegals and dead voters). Obama got 47% there. But with the runoff, “change” was removed from the public conciousness and it became about the two individual candidates. Jim Martin is a pro-abort liberal and Georgia didn’t want that.