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December 03, 2008

Musgrave returns!

Ousted GOP Congresswoman Marilyn Musgrave hasn't even spoken yet to her supporters since losing her reelection bid, but she made her first post-election foray recording robo-calls for Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga):

Republican Congresswoman Marilyn Musgrave has broken her long public silence about her defeat last month, saying she was the victim of "vicious attacks and lies" by big-spending left-wing interests.

Musgrave made her comments in robo-calls sent Monday to 275,000 households in Georgia to support Republican Sen. Saxby Chambliss, who was in a runoff election against Democrat Jim Martin. Chambliss won re-election in the runoff Tuesday night.

"Pro-abortion radicals and liberal activists won't stop until they have a choke hold on our government," Musgrave said on the calls. "You can stop them with your vote. It's too late to change the result in Colorado but on Tuesday you can cast your vote for Saxby Chambliss."

The calls, reported Tuesday on the Web site of the Fort Collins Coloradoan, were done on behalf of Team Sarah, a group created by the Susan B. Anthony List, which promotes anti-abortion congresswomen.

Musgrave, a three-term congresswoman, was defeated 56 percent to 44 percent by Democratic businesswoman Betsy Markey four weeks ago. She has yet to concede or even publicly address her supporters or volunteers, many of whom had gathered at a restaurant on election night.