Incumbent Republican Senator Saxby Chambliss eaked out a narrow victory in yesterday’s state wide election for the U.S. Senate. Chambliss received 50.3% of the popular vote, just 3/10th’s of a percentage point away from having a run-off election under Georgia law.
Democrat Jim Martin received 46.2% of the popular vote and Libertarian Allen Buckley received 3.4% of the vote. In Chattooga County Chambliss carried the popular vote 4,245 to Martin’s 3,403 votes. The Libertarian candidate received 258 votes.