After November 4th’s defeats the Republicans have finally received some good news.
Saxby Chambliss has won a big victory in the run-off for the Georgia Senate seat he first won in 2002 when George W Bush’s popularity was at its peak.
Senator Chambliss narrowly failed to win 50% on election day and was forced to face a run-off election yesterday. He is forecast to have won more than 57% of the vote.
It is now impossible for the Democrats to close down debate in the Senate without the agreement of at least one or two Republicans. If the recount in Minnesota goes to Norm Coleman the Republicans will hold 42 Senate seats; leaving the Democrats two seats short of a super majority of 60.
Alaska Governor Sarah Palin played an active role in the run-off election, stumping across Georgia for Mr Chambliss: