November 05, 2008
While the eyes of the world and nation were affixed on the race between Barack Obama and John McCain, U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss was running a tight one himself against Democratic nominee Jim Martin. On Nov. 4, the Republican incumbent — who as things stand now is facing a runoff — hosted his fellow Republicans at the Intercontinental Hotel in Buckhead. Cash bars, fancy suits and pretty women were a-plenty. As well as open-jawed silence around midnight when McCain conceded to the senator from Illinois.
(Photographs by Thomas Wheatley)