ATLANTA, GA – Following four extra weeks of campaigning, Democratic challenger, Jim Martin lost by an impressive 15 percent.
On Election Day, no single candidate received 50 percent of the votes plus one, so under Georgia election law, the race would bpe decided by a run-off election of the top two candidates, Martin and incumbent Republican Saxby Chambliss.
“This was an important race for the Democrats,” PhD Ape said in a statement early this morning, “with two races lingering and two seats away from a filibuster proof super-majority in the Senate, Democrats were fighting hard for Georgia. Not only were their hopes of that majority dashed last night, so too were their hopes of Georgia turning blue.”
“Jim Martin is a good man and dedicated public servant. He looks forward to continuing to serve the people of Georgia by doing… whatever it is he did before running for Senate.”
The run-off election brought out some of the brightest stars on both sides of the aisle. Chambliss rolled out former Massachusetts’ Governor Mitt Romney as well as failed VP-candidate Sarah Palin. Martin had the support of Vice President Al Gore in addition to political consultants Ludacris and TI.
Despite Ludacris’ confusing performance of his hit single ‘Politics’ in which he criticizes not only President Bush but also Hillary Clinton and John McCain, it was not enough to save Martin from an embarrassing loss.