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Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.)

  • District: Senior Senator from Georgia
  • Residence: Moultrie
  • Born: November 10, 1943; Warrenton, N.C.
  • Religion: Episcopalian
  • Family: Wife, Julianne Chambliss; two children
  • Education: Louisiana Tech U., attended 1961-62; U. of Georgia, B.B.A. 1966 (business administration); U. of Tennessee, J.D. 1968
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: Sought Republican nomination for U.S. House, 1992; U.S. House, 1995-2003; U.S. Senate, 2003-present
  • Elected: Elected: 2002 (2nd term)
  • Committee Assignments: Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry (Commodities & Markets - Ranking Member; Conservation, Forestry & Natural Resources; Nutrition, Specialty Crops, Food & Agricultural Research); Armed Services (Airland; Personnel; Readiness & Management Support); Rules & Administration; Select Intelligence - Vice Chairman; Joint Printing
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State Information: Georgia

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2008 general runoff (U.S. senator) Saxby Chambliss (R) 1,228,033 57.4%
Jim Martin (D) 909,923 42.6%
2008 general (U.S. senator) Saxby Chambliss (R) 1,867,090 49.8%
Jim Martin (D) 1,757,419 46.8%
Allen Buckley (LIBERT) 128,002 3.4%
write-ins (Write-In) 72  
2002 general (U.S. senator) Saxby Chambliss (R) 1,071,352 52.7%
Max Cleland (D) 932,422 45.9%
Claude Thomas (LIBERT) 27,830 1.4%
2000 general (GA-08 representative) Saxby Chambliss (R) 113,380 58.9%
Jim Marshall (D) 79,051 41.1%
1998 general (GA-08 representative) Saxby Chambliss (R) 87,993 62.4%
Ronald L. Cain (D) 53,079 37.6%
1996 general (GA-08 representative) Saxby Chambliss (R) 93,619 52.6%
Jim Wiggins (D) 84,506 47.4%
1994 general (GA-08 representative) Saxby Chambliss (R) 89,591 62.6%
Craig Mathis (D) 53,408 37.3%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2008 Barack Obama: 46.99% John McCain: 52.2%
2012 : 45.51% : 53.33%
2004 John Kerry: 41% George W. Bush: 58%
2000 Al Gore: 43% George W. Bush: 55%
1996 Bill Clinton: 46% Robert Dole: 47%
1992 Bill Clinton: 43% George H. W. Bush: 43%
1988 Michael Dukakis: 39% George H. W. Bush: 60%
1984 Walter F. Mondale: 40% :

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