Republican incumbent receives nearly 75% of the vote in Madison County
The runoff is over. So are those constant TV ads.
Republican incumbent Saxby Chambliss won an easy victory in Georgia’s U.S. Senate runoff Tuesday, defeating Democratic challenger Jim Martin.
Chambliss was the overwhelming favorite in Madison County, receiving 4,832 votes to 1,658 for Martin (74.5 to 25.5 percent).
The Georgia race received national attention as Senate Democrats hoped to win enough seats to halt Republican filibusters.
Madison County voters also favored Republican Lauren McDonald by 72 percent in a runoff against Democrat Jim Powell for a public service commission seat. McDonald also won the election statewide. Mike Sheffield received 55 percent of the votes in Madison County versus Sara Doyle for a judge’s post on the Court of Appeals, but Doyle won the statewide race.
I would have preferred to see Max Cleland, a true war hero, run again for his old seat. Instead, there was no real choice, Republican Jim Martin (seriously, this guy is as much a Democrat as Zell Miller), or Republican Draft Dodger Saxby Chambliss. That's why most people (like me) just stayed home. Didn't matter who won between those two. That's why I voted Libertarian the first time around - and hey, I guess we won something, 'cause we forced a runoff!
Neither of our current senators do a good job looking out for GA. Haven't had a really good senator from GA since Sam Nunn.
Interesting that a young woman, Sara Doyle, utterly spanked Republican Mike Sheffield, even though Sheffield made his conservatism clear. He sent an email out that said he, "upholds traditional Georgia values, including our law maintaining marriage only between a man and woman.”
Yet Georgia overwhelmingly voted for the young woman Sara Doyle. The times they are a changin'
12/03/08 at 08:14 PM
I thought that was a non-partisan race. I picked Sheffield because everybody knows that women make terrible leaders! Oh well.
Congrats GOP you won an election that should have been a landslide to begin with. I dont mind that Saxby won but its just a little ridiculous to gloat and brag like a 4th grader who just won a game a dodge ball, so keep whinning because OBAMA won b/c all of you will look back in 4 years a say "How ignorant was I?" then how much gloating and bragging will be done?
12/04/08 at 06:07 PM
I was repeating the childish lines I have read in these forums from Democrats who are proud their candidate finally won ... in a race he had no business losing.