The Washington Times - December 2, 2008, 08:36PM

UPDATE

Saxby Chambliss has taken an early lead in the runoff election for his U.S. Senate seat in Georgia, the Atlanta Journal Constitution is reporting.

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Chambliss, the Republican incumbent, was leading Democratic challenger Jim Martin, 64% to 36%, according to AJC.

The contest was being watched closely because a Martin win would give the Democrats a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate.

Nobody likes a filibuster, except a filibuster-er. And you can never find a filibuster buster when you really need one.