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Ga. Sen. Chambliss won’t seek re-election in 2014
Associated Press ^ | Jan 25, 2013 6:41 PM EST | Bill Barrow

Posted on 01/25/2013 5:35:11 PM PST by Olog-hai

When Georgia Sen. Saxby Chambliss announced Friday that he wouldn’t seek a third term in 2014, a race that already was likely to feature a contested Republican primary exploded into a free-for-all.

Several Republicans, including several congressmen, are eyeing the seat. The more crowded the field, the more likely the GOP race will pit mainstream conservatives against the hardliners who had grown disenchanted with Chambliss for working with Democrats to find common ground on budget and tax issues.

Democrats, meanwhile, hope for exactly that kind of Republican fracas. They view the 69-year-old Chambliss’ decision as an opportunity to reverse the GOP’s total domination in a state that once elected moderate Democratic governors such as Jimmy Carter.

“Regardless of what happens, it’s going to be a 10-person race,” said 11-term U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston of Augusta, who is now considering a bid. “I think you’ll probably have a self-funder in there, and you can have a mad scramble.” …

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: chambliss; ga2014; jimmahcarter; primaries; rino; saxbychambliss
Gotta love the Newspeak in there . . . liberal RINO = mainstream conservative, and conservative = “hardliner”.
1 posted on 01/25/2013 5:35:17 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Here I am, rock you like a Herman Cain


2 posted on 01/25/2013 5:42:59 PM PST by jeltz25
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Paging Allen West....Paging Allen West....your UHaul to Atlanta awaits!!!

Paging Sarah Palin....Paging Sarah Palin....your next big endorsement comes in 3....2....1...


3 posted on 01/25/2013 5:43:19 PM PST by Kolath
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To: Olog-hai

Yep....ALLEN WEST please re-establish residency and run for chambliss’ seat!


4 posted on 01/25/2013 5:44:51 PM PST by Josa
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To: Kolath

And if you don’t want to run in GA....I will pay the extra money for you to bring your U-Haul up to SC!! LOL I have an extra room in my house too...If you want to run against RINO Sen. Graham in 2014.


5 posted on 01/25/2013 5:48:38 PM PST by jakerobins
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To: Olog-hai
No bias here...

to reverse the GOP’s total domination in a state that once elected moderate Democratic governors such as Jimmy Carter.

6 posted on 01/25/2013 5:56:16 PM PST by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: Olog-hai

In his two remaining years, Chambliss may vote more leftist than he has thus far.


7 posted on 01/25/2013 5:57:07 PM PST by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: Olog-hai
If Hillary became a "Republican," the lame stream media would immediately anoint her as a "mainstream conservative."

The good news is that Saxby will be gone and the better news would be him being replaced by an actual conservative. As Georgians ponder whom to replace Saxby with, they should come up with an alternative to Isakson as well. Illinoisans should find a candidate worth nominating against Dickie Durbin and another to primary Nancyboy Kirk. Tennessee PLEASE find "hardliner" replacements for LAMAR!!! Alexander and Bob Corker, Alaska for both Lisa Murkowski and Mark Begich, Montana for John Tester and Max Baucus, Louisiana for Mary Landrieu, Florida for William Nelson, South Carolina for Lindsay Graham, Virginia for Mark Warner Tim Kaine, Mississippi for Thad Cochrane, Kentucky for Mitch McConnell, New Hampshire for Jean Shaheen, New Jersey for Molester Menendez and Frank Lautenberg, Utah for Orrin Hatch, Colorado for Michael Bennet and Mark Udall, Arizona for John McCain, Texas for John Cornyn and so many, many more whether Demonrat leftists or GOP-E stooges.

8 posted on 01/25/2013 6:05:29 PM PST by BlackElk (Dean of Discipline, Tomas de Torquemada Gentlemen's Society. Broil 'em now!!!)
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To: Olog-hai

Talk about GOP-E! Anyone here grow up knowing anyone whose first name was Saxby??? Toward the end of the posted article, Isakson laments that his friend of 50 years is leaving the Senate. Next time Isakson is up, send him home to keep Saby company.


9 posted on 01/25/2013 6:14:13 PM PST by BlackElk (Dean of Discipline, Tomas de Torquemada Gentlemen's Society. Broil 'em now!!!)
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To: Olog-hai

The local liberal fox 5 news in atl. were gushing over shamless being mainstream and how the “EXTREME” right had targeted him for removal in 14.This guy has been a POS since he was elected and I knew he wouldnt run again. Issacson will be next to claim retirement.He is no better.We need Allen West to move back home and run for this seat.


10 posted on 01/25/2013 6:20:39 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: 2banana
No bias here...

to reverse the GOP’s total domination in a state that once elected moderate Democratic governors such as Jimmy Carter.

Well, we also once elected Conservative Democrats such as Larry McDonald, Sam Nunn, and Zig-zag Zell Miller.

11 posted on 01/25/2013 6:21:42 PM PST by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: Olog-hai

Someone a bit more fiscally hardline would be nice.


12 posted on 01/25/2013 6:55:35 PM PST by rusty millet
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To: Olog-hai

I am certain Chambliss will rape and pillage us of our tax dollars on the way out.


13 posted on 01/25/2013 6:59:28 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: Josa

This seat is PERFECT for West. He’d kick the crap out of all opposition easily, especially the RINOS. Someone should contact him. The libtard head explosions upon West’s election would be heard around the world.


14 posted on 01/25/2013 7:26:50 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: Kolath

Senator West has a very nice ring to it! About the only thing better is EX SENATOR CHAMBLISS!


15 posted on 01/25/2013 7:43:50 PM PST by 21st Century Crusader (August 26, 1191)
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To: Viennacon

I keep posting on his facebook page to run for Saxby’s seat. Would be good if others did the same. thank you!


16 posted on 01/25/2013 8:43:55 PM PST by Josa
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To: Olog-hai

GOOD Saxby,
Get out and take a few more f-ing RINO turds with ya


17 posted on 01/26/2013 2:05:57 AM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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