Gov. Sarah Palin was in Georgia today to campaign on behalf of Sen. Saxby Chambliss. Chambliss is in a Dec. 2 runoff election with Democrat Jim Martin.

Palin asked Georgia Republicans to start the process of rebuilding the party by reelecting Chambliss. According to Palin, a Chambliss victory would mean that the Democrats agenda would not pass unchallenged. "We need Saxby because we need checks and balances in Washington and we will not have that if Saxby is not reelected," she said.

"Senator Chambliss, he has such a strong, independent spirit. That is another reason why I really like him. See, I really like John McCain and he with that independent spirit. The two of them are very much alike in that way. Saxby doesn't just run with the Washington herd and with one party in control of the House and Senate and White House right now, we need now more than ever, public servants who will think for themselves."

This video is from MSNBC's News Live, broadcast Dec. 1, 2008.

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