Republican Senator Saxby Chambliss has been returned in Georgia, reports Bloomberg, which will make it more difficult for the Democrats to prevent Republican filibusters.

“Chambliss received 60.2 percent of the vote to 39.8 percent for Martin with 60 percent of the precincts reporting, according to the Associated Press. The runoff was held because neither candidate won at least 50 percent of the votes in the Nov. 4 election. “

Read the full story here.

Peter Fray

Get your first 12 weeks of Crikey for $12.

Without subscribers, Crikey can’t do what it does. Fortunately, our support base is growing.

Every day, Crikey aims to bring new and challenging insights into politics, business, national affairs, media and society. We lift up the rocks that other news media largely ignore. Without your support, more of those rocks – and the secrets beneath them — will remain lodged in the dirt.

Join today and get your first 12 weeks of Crikey for just $12.

 

Peter Fray
Editor-in-chief of Crikey

JOIN NOW