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Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.)

Deputy Whip


Biography
Political Highlights: sought Republican nomination for U.S. House, 1992; U.S. House, 1995-2003; U.S. Senate, 2003-15
Born: Nov. 10, 1943; Warrenton, N.C.
Residence: Moultrie
Religion: Episcopalian
Family: Wife, Julianne Chambliss; two children
Education: Louisiana Tech U., attended 1961-62; U. of Georgia, B.B.A. 1966; U. of Tennessee, J.D. 1968
Military Service: None
Start of Service: 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; Joint Printing

Election History
YearElectionCandidateVotes%
2008generalSaxby Chambliss (R) 1,867,09049.8
Jim Martin (D) 1,757,41946.8
Allen Buckley (LIBERT) 128,0023.4
2002generalSaxby Chambliss (R) 1,071,35252.7
Max Cleland (D) 932,42245.9
Claude Thomas (LIBERT) 27,8301.4
2000generalSaxby Chambliss (R) 113,38058.9
Jim Marshall (D) 79,05141.1
1998generalSaxby Chambliss (R) 87,99362.4
Ronald Cain (D) 53,07937.6
1996generalSaxby Chambliss (R) 93,61952.6
Jim Wiggins (D) 84,50647.4
1994generalSaxby Chambliss (R) 89,59162.7
Craig Mathis (D) 53,40837.3
Roll Call Vitals

18th

Georgia is 18th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.

30th

Sen. Saxby Chambliss has the 30th most Sunday talk show appearances amongst members of Congress.


Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) has the most appearances so far this year.











Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.