Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Chambliss Reelected In Georgia

Aided by light voter turnout and a Georgia population that's voted Bush-Bush-McCain in the last three presidential elections, Republican incumbent Saxby Chambliss defeated Democratic challenger Jim Martin in Tuesday's U.S. Senate run-off election.

The run-off contest was mandated by Georgia state law when both Chambliss and Martin failed to get 50 percent of the vote on November 4th.

With 92 percent of precincts reporting (10:00 PM EST), Chambliss had 1,136,711 votes compared to only 815,647 for Martin -- or 58 percent to 42 percent.

We now await the results of the Minnesota recount between Democrat Al Franken and the GOP's Norm Coleman to see if the Senate Democratic caucus will have 58 or 59 members when the 111th Congress convenes next month.

And Georgians, who with Chambliss and the do-nothing Johnny Isakson -- "who?" you ask -- as their two wholly undistinguished Senators, had another chance to correct this embarrassment and failed.

No wonder "Deliverance" was set in that state.