ATLANTA - 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.
December 11, 2008|
From staff, wire reports
The eyes of the nation will be on Georgia on Tuesday as voters finally settle a contentious U.S. Senate race between incumbent Sen. Saxby Chambliss and challenger Jim Martin that could determine the balance of power in Washington.
Despite the upcoming holiday, a few voters have been going to the polls to cast early votes in the Dec. 2 runoff that will help fill a seat in U.S. Senate, the state Appeals Court and the Georgia Public Service Commission.