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Sen. Saxby Chambliss talks with supporters after claiming victory in Tuesday's runoff election.
Sen. Saxby Chambliss talks with supporters after claiming victory in Tuesday's runoff election. Dave Martin/Getty Images
Georgia Republican Sen. Saxby Chambliss has won a second term by holding off Democrat Jim Martin in a runoff Tuesday. That means Senate Democrats won't have a 60-seat filibuster-proof majority.
Republicans said it was time to hold the line against a runaway Democratic agenda. They called Chambliss a "firewall" and said he would prevent the filibuster-proof majority and a blank check for Washington.
Chambliss said it was a hard-fought campaign that energized the party. "People all around the world have truly had their eyes on Georgia," he said. "And you have delivered tonight a strong message to the world that conservative Georgia values matter."