Wednesday, December 3, 2008

The Republicans' Georgia Win

By Ben Trott

Incumbent Republican Georgia Senator Saxby Chambliss won re-election yesterday, defeating Democratic candidate Jim Martin.

Martin's defeat, which was widely expected, put an end to the hopes of the Democrats holding of a 'super-majority' in the Senate, at least for the time being. In this pre-November 4 video, Guardian America editor Michael Tomasky explains why 60 senators was the 'magic number' Democrats were hoping for. It would have enabled them to pass legislation without Republican support. He also explains the importance of yesterday's Georgia vote.

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