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Saxby Chambliss retiring in 2014
Washington Post, by Rachel Weiner

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Posted By:JoniTx, 1/25/2013 11:27:30 AM

Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.), one of the Republicans most vulnerable to a conservative primary challenge, will retire in 2014 rather than seek a third term. The news was first reported by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.Two Republican House members, Paul Broun and Tom Price, were considering campaigns against Chambliss. Former Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel was also interested in the race. Despite his largely conservative record, Chambliss has attracted conservative ire for his interest in bipartisan compromise. His recent public break with anti-tax advocate Grover Norquist earned him particular scrutiny. He also struggled in the 2008 election,

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Rafter, 1/25/2013 11:41:55 AM     (No. 9138723)

Buh-Bye!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: TXknitter, 1/25/2013 11:44:45 AM     (No. 9138727)

...and off to a lucrative lobbying job we go...

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Vaquero45, 1/25/2013 11:50:16 AM     (No. 9138749)

Good. Besides the fact that he wouldn´t make a pimple on a real Repubican´s butt, he´s a moron.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: delsol, 1/25/2013 11:56:36 AM     (No. 9138764)

He´s a good man and represented middle
Georgia well when he was in the House. Not as impressive as a Senator. I like the Tom Price idea, or maybe Herman Cain.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino, 1/25/2013 12:06:53 PM     (No. 9138785)

What a shame.

Many of the most courageous and masculine men I´ve ever know are named Saxby.

We lose another hunk.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: navybrat, 1/25/2013 12:08:46 PM     (No. 9138791)

Yeah!!! I am happy. He was/is a RINO of the worst kind. I don´t think he would have been elected again. He saw the writing on the wall. I would like to see Tom Price elected.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Susannah, 1/25/2013 12:10:05 PM     (No. 9138792)

#4, Cain has already said he´s not interested.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: StormCnter, 1/25/2013 12:49:32 PM     (No. 9138902)

Oh, Lawd...not Herman Cain again.

I´m a Saxby Chambliss fan and I sure hate to risk that seat. I´m sorry to see him go.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: M Stuart, 1/25/2013 1:48:11 PM     (No. 9139025)

Saxby has been an above average senator, but lately we Georgians have become a little frightened at his independence from us.

We have several very good people who want the seat.

Isakson has been good also, but when he went off message and voted for S.T.A.R.T., we were appalled. You never know what they´ll do any more. Time to change the guard.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: stablemoney, 1/25/2013 1:59:13 PM     (No. 9139042)

Anybody named Saxby is not going to be leading any charges so see ya.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: nonsense, 1/25/2013 2:56:03 PM     (No. 9139149)

Could this be more of the "take the money and run" strategy from a congresscritter who knows something that we do not know?

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Reply 12 - Posted by: gobushcheneygo, 1/25/2013 3:24:46 PM     (No. 9139195)

RINO Saxby knew he would be defeated in the next primary. Very sad, he didn´t begin his Senate career that way. I´m hoping Dr. Tom Price, a true conservative and Constitutionist, will be our next GA Senator.

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