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Chambliss Not Running for Reelection

Who would be a good candidate to represent Georgia in the U.S. Senate?

Citing a lack of bipartisanship that he covered with the Sandy Springs/Perimeter Chamber of Commerce last year, U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss announced on Friday that he is not seeking re-election in 2014.

“This is about frustration, both at a lack of leadership from the White House and at the dearth of meaningful action from Congress, especially on issues that are the foundation of our nation’s economic health," Chambliss said in a statement. "The debt-ceiling debacle of 2011 and the recent fiscal-cliff vote showed Congress at its worst and, sadly, I don’t see the legislative gridlock and partisan posturing improving anytime soon.

"For our nation to be strong, for our country to prosper, we cannot continue to play politics with the American economy.

Patch wants to know: who should run for Chambliss' seat? Tell us in the comments!

In a speech before the Sandy Springs/Perimeter Chamber of Commerce in May 2012, Chambliss cited a need for bipartisanship on Capitol Hill.

“Republicans don’t have all the good ideas. Democrats have some good ideas too,” he said at the meeting. “Bipartisanship is needed.”

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Southdem January 25, 2013 at 10:03 PM
Good riddance to Saxby Shameless! I trust that in 2014 Georgia will be treated to a real bloodbath in the GOP primary that will wipe out at least a few of the extreme right wingers who now misgovern the state. Meanwhile I hope the Democrats will get their act together and coalesce behind a good middle of the road candidate. And wouldn't it be hilarious if either or both Herman Cain and Allen West got into the GOP primary? Let it happen, please!!!!

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