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AP: GOP's Chambliss wins Georgia Senate runoff
AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/2/08 | Shannon McCaffrey - ap

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Government; Politics/Elections; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: 111th; chambliss; ga2008; georgia; gop; runoff; saxbychambliss; senate; unitedstatessenate; ussenate

1 posted on 12/02/2008 6:04:02 PM PST by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

Thank God!


2 posted on 12/02/2008 6:04:44 PM PST by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Many people who were willing to turn out for Obama were unwilling to turn out for some old white dude.


3 posted on 12/02/2008 6:16:02 PM PST by dbz77
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To: Admin Moderator

Thanks!


4 posted on 12/02/2008 6:21:08 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed)
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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


5 posted on 12/02/2008 6:22:23 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed)
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To: ml/nj; rmlew; dennisw; juliej; Clintonfatigued; jazusamo; smoothsailing; Alamo-Girl; rodeo-mamma; ..

Ping!!!

Some good news on the election front, for a change.


6 posted on 12/02/2008 6:25:10 PM PST by justiceseeker93
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To: dbz77
Many people who were willing to turn out for Obama were unwilling to turn out for some old white dude.

Yes, and the Obama fraud machine was slowed down as a resust of that, so it was a "multiplier effect."

7 posted on 12/02/2008 6:27:43 PM PST by justiceseeker93
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To: dbz77
Many people who were willing to turn out for Obama were unwilling to turn out for some old white dude.

Yes, and the Obama fraud machine was slowed down as a result of that, so it was a "multiplier effect."

8 posted on 12/02/2008 6:28:01 PM PST by justiceseeker93
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To: justiceseeker93; devolve
Yes, some good news for a change. Thanks for the ping. I see on Drudge that Jeb Bush is pondering a run for the Senate.
9 posted on 12/02/2008 6:28:42 PM PST by potlatch
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To: justiceseeker93

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)


10 posted on 12/02/2008 6:29:09 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed)
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To: justiceseeker93

Very good news!


11 posted on 12/02/2008 6:55:24 PM PST by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: NormsRevenge

Thank you Georgia.


12 posted on 12/02/2008 6:59:34 PM PST by Grunthor (bush04 - 62, 040, 610 mccain08 - 58, 164, 693.......Moving left is NOT the answer!)
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To: Grunthor

Sarah delivers!!!


13 posted on 12/02/2008 7:00:41 PM PST by ScottinVA (Gloucester County, VA -- Standing for America! 63% for McCain-Palin on 4 Nov)
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To: justiceseeker93

Thank God!!!


14 posted on 12/02/2008 7:17:48 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: justiceseeker93

Thanks justiceseeker93.

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15 posted on 12/02/2008 7:18:25 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_______Profile finally updated Saturday, October 11, 2008 !!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Thank you Georgia and thank you Sarah.....


16 posted on 12/02/2008 7:32:03 PM PST by Kimmers (Always go straight forward. If you meet the devil, cut him in half and go between the pieces.)
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To: justiceseeker93; RobFromGa; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Kuksool; Norman Bates; LdSentinal; ...

If you want more details:

http://sos.georgia.gov/elections/election_results/2008_1202/003.htm

Fulton County has more precincts left than elsewhere. But the worst possible outcome is a 56% to 44% victory for Chambliss.


17 posted on 12/02/2008 7:53:10 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (If Islam conquers the world, the Earth will be at peace because the human race will be killed off.)
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To: Kimmers
Turnout was light throughout the state Tuesday. A spokesman for Secretary of State Karen Handel predicted between 18 and 20 percent of the state's 5.75 million registered voters would cast ballots — far less than the 65 percent who voted in last month's general election.

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.

18 posted on 12/02/2008 7:55:37 PM PST by torchthemummy (It's official! The Democrat Party is now officially The Party Of Pauls)
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To: ScottinVA

To all those that like to talk her down, this is a well deserved slap in the face.


19 posted on 12/02/2008 7:58:29 PM PST by Grunthor (bush04 - 62, 040, 610 mccain08 - 58, 164, 693.......Moving left is NOT the answer!)
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To: Clintonfatigued

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.


20 posted on 12/02/2008 8:06:01 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

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.


21 posted on 12/02/2008 8:15:40 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (If Islam conquers the world, the Earth will be at peace because the human race will be killed off.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Shame.


22 posted on 12/02/2008 8:25:43 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: Clintonfatigued; All

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”?


23 posted on 12/02/2008 9:23:03 PM PST by justiceseeker93
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To: justiceseeker93

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.


24 posted on 12/02/2008 9:28:10 PM PST by Boiling Pots (Anthony Kennedy: The 2nd most important person in Government 2009-2013. Pray for his good health.)
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To: Grunthor
To all those that like to talk her down, this is a well deserved slap in the face.

Yep!
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.

25 posted on 12/02/2008 9:32:15 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard

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.


26 posted on 12/02/2008 9:48:17 PM PST by euram
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To: euram
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.

Semper Fidelis,
LH

27 posted on 12/02/2008 9:53:52 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: ScottinVA

She did it.

And now she is stronger than ever.


28 posted on 12/02/2008 10:09:58 PM PST by TheFourthMagi
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To: NormsRevenge

Where’s ACORN when ya need ‘em ?


29 posted on 12/02/2008 10:13:15 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: fieldmarshaldj

One of the ones elected in the 60’s?


30 posted on 12/03/2008 1:25:26 PM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: Clintonfatigued; fieldmarshaldj

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.

http://www.ajc.com/services/content/printedition/2008/12/03/elecpsc.html

http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/metro/stories/2008/12/02/appeals_court_runoff.html


31 posted on 12/03/2008 1:33:23 PM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: Impy

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.


32 posted on 12/03/2008 2:20:15 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

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.


33 posted on 12/03/2008 3:59:16 PM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: Impy

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.


34 posted on 12/03/2008 4:08:50 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

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.


35 posted on 12/03/2008 4:25:52 PM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: justiceseeker93

“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”?”

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.


36 posted on 12/03/2008 7:43:12 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (If Islam conquers the world, the Earth will be at peace because the human race will be killed off.)
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