01/04/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

RNC Chair: Chambliss Win Shows "Liberal Mandate Nothing But Hot Air"

When your party gets shellacked at the polls, you look for any sign of hope.

So Mike Duncan, chairman of the Republican National Committee, is trying to make the most of Saxby Chambliss winning re-election to his Senate seat in Georgia in a Tuesday runoff.

The triumph stopped Democrats from reaching a potentially filibuster-proof majority of 60 seats in the next Senate -- and Duncan argues shows that "any rhetoric about a liberal mandate is nothing but hot air."

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