Ga.'s Chambliss on Runoff: 'We'll Win Again'
Fellow GOP senators praise Obama picks, pledge bipartisanship
By Wesley Oliver,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 30, 2008 12:48 PM CST

(Newser) – Despite failing to muster 50% of the vote Nov. 4, Sen. Saxby Chambliss said he would prevail in Tuesday’s runoff against Democrat Jim Martin. “We’ll win again,” the Georgia Republican declared on Fox News Sunday. But Chambliss declined to say he would benefit from the lower black voter turnout predicted by polls, Politico reports. Bipartisanship prevailed elsewhere around the dial:

  • On This Week, Richard Lugar, the ranking Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, praised Barack Obama’s national security team as “excellent” and “strong.”
  • GOP Sen. Arlen Specter told Late Edition that he is “prepared to work across party lines with Democrats,” while fellow Republican Lindsey Graham hailed Obama’s “great picks.”
  • On the proposed Detroit bailout, UAW's president told CNN,  "We can't afford to let these companies fail." But Sen. Robert Menendez "was not impressed" with the Big Three's congressional testimony.
  • Laura Bush told Meet the Press that after leaving the White House, she'll continue working on issues of education and women's rights.