ATLANTA (AP) _ Republican Sen. Saxby Chambliss cast his Dec. 2
runoff election as "the first race of the 2010 election cycle'' and warned that Democrats eager to expand their majority in the
Senate will pour money into Georgia to oust him.
Chambliss spoke to members of the Georgia House Republican
caucus Monday morning and appealed for their help to win a second
term. He said he plans to open 10 offices throughout the state in
the coming days to spearhead a grassroots effort to get Republican
voters back to the polls.
Chambliss is facing Democrat Jim Martin in a runoff. Neither won
the needed 50 percent plus one of the vote. Chambliss has 49.8
percent and Martin 46.8 percent. The runoff will be official when
Secretary of State Karen Handel certifies the results this week.