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Fri Jan 25, 2013, 10:01 AM

U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss to announce retirement

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss to announce retirement
9:42 am January 25, 2013, by jgalloway

U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss will announce this morning that he’s dropping plans to run for a third term in 2014, a decision certain to set off an avalanche of Republican candidates who will seek to replace him.

Word out of Washington is that Chambliss broke the news to his senior staff this morning.

At least two GOP House members from Georgia, Paul Broun of Athens and Tom Price of Roswell, have been contemplating primary challenges to Chambliss, who has been criticized for participating in a bipartisan effort to broker a deal to address a $16 trillion federal deficit.

Both Chambliss and U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson had voted this month for the Senate-negotiated deal that avoided the “fiscal cliff” imposed by a 2011 fight over the federal debt ceiling. All Republican House members from Georgia voted against it.

Read more: http://blogs.ajc.com/political-insider-jim-galloway/2013/01/25/u-s-sen-saxby-chambliss-to-announce-retirement/

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Reply U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss to announce retirement (Original post)
kpete Jan 2013 OP
onehandle Jan 2013 #1
JoeBlowToo Jan 2013 #6
lastlib Jan 2013 #11
Mojorabbit Jan 2013 #25
msanthrope Jan 2013 #2
unhappycamper Jan 2013 #7
MBS Jan 2013 #20
ReRe Jan 2013 #21
brooklynite Jan 2013 #23
alp227 Jan 2013 #28
samsingh Jan 2013 #3
niyad Jan 2013 #4
lastlib Jan 2013 #13
kimbutgar Jan 2013 #5
brooklynite Jan 2013 #22
alp227 Jan 2013 #27
RiffRandell Jan 2013 #8
trishtrash Jan 2013 #9
gademocrat7 Jan 2013 #10
blue neen Jan 2013 #12
6000eliot Jan 2013 #14
Berlum Jan 2013 #15
Paladin Jan 2013 #16
Kolesar Jan 2013 #17
Glorfindel Jan 2013 #18
Coyotl Jan 2013 #19
n2doc Jan 2013 #24
friendly_iconoclast Jan 2013 #26
Ken Burch Jan 2013 #29

Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 10:04 AM

1. Goodbye, you sack of shit. nt

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Response to onehandle (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 10:19 AM

6. I think Bag o' Crap would be the polite term...

 

we need more civility in our political intercourse (we talk nice, they screw us.)

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Response to JoeBlowToo (Reply #6)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 10:34 AM

11. "Wet turd-smear" is my preferred nomenclature

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Response to onehandle (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 02:17 PM

25. +1000 nt

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 10:05 AM

2. Max Cleland. 2014. nt

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Response to msanthrope (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 10:20 AM

7. yup

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Response to msanthrope (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 10:58 AM

20. Oh, please, yes!!

Saxby Chambliss ran a despicably dishonest campaign. I will never forgive him for what he did to Max Cleland, and it would be such sweet justice (not to mention good for the Senate) to have him back where he deserves to be.

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Response to msanthrope (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 10:59 AM

21. Absolutely

Max Cleland! When is Chambliss's term up?

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Response to msanthrope (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 11:08 AM

23. Sorry, no

I respect him a lot, but he'll be 72 on Election Day.

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Response to msanthrope (Reply #2)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 12:59 AM

28. Mike Malloy, the former WSB/Air America/now independent radio host, should be a write-in candidate.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 10:07 AM

3. good

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 10:08 AM

4. good riddance, you thieving pos. some of us have not forgotten what you did to max cleland.

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Response to niyad (Reply #4)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 10:35 AM

13. I will NEVER forget those vicious lies

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 10:15 AM

5. Please Paul Broun run so we can get a Democratic Senator from Georgia in 2014.

Saxby stole the election the first time he ran. The voter suppression and the attack ads against Max Clelland was appalling and disgusting.

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Response to kimbutgar (Reply #5)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 11:06 AM

22. Actually, the current top choice among Georgia Republicans is...

Herman Cain

By far and away the Republican who would pose the greatest threat to Chambliss in a primary, if he changed his mind about running, is Herman Cain. Cain would lead Chambliss 50-36 in a hypothetical match up. Cain has a 68/20 favorability rating with GOP primary voters, which compares quite favorably to Chambliss' 45/36 approval spread. Other long shot candidates we tested against Chambliss were Allen West, who trails 47/26, and Erick Erickson who trails 51/22.

http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/main/2012/12/chambliss-vulnerable-in-a-primary.html

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #22)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 02:34 PM

27. ALLEN WEST, who doesn't even live in GA?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 10:22 AM

8. Good riddance, asshole.

From a GA resident.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 10:27 AM

9. Exactly! This is great news.

Here's the scenario: Paul Broun, nutty far-right creationist congressman, will run, hopefully against John Barrow, popular blue dog dem who continues to be re-elected to the House despite every repub effort to gerrymander him out of existence.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 10:28 AM

10. Good riddance.

He waged a very dirty and dishonest campaign against Max Cleland.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 10:34 AM

12. Saxby, while you're at it, why don't you leave the Senate right now?

Oh, what he did to Max Cleland. It will never be forgotten.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 10:35 AM

14. Buh Bye, Asshole!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 10:42 AM

15. Americans will remember Chickenhawk Chambliss as the Republican creep who crapped on honorable vets

Freaking Chickenhawk Draft-dodging Republicans like Chambliss have an ongoing campaign against America's honorable veterans....Ptoooey.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 10:45 AM

16. Have A Short, Miserable Retirement, Scumbag.


There is no forgiveness for the campaign you waged against Max Cleland.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 10:48 AM

17. What sucked about the war in Iraq is what made it work for Bush

Thoughful people had doubts about his "war on terror" and he used any expression of doubt to hammer his Democratic opposition. He used the unionization of TSA against Senator Max Cleland and installed this creep.

And the Republicans wonder why we call them Nazis.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 10:50 AM

18. Good riddance to the most loathsome politician in the USA

He deserves the worst of everything, and I hope he gets it!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 10:56 AM

19. People don't change, but

us old ones do fade away with time

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 11:16 AM

24. Good to see him go

But I fear given the yahoos in this state, that we will end up with some t-bagging scum.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 03:48 PM

26. And not a nanosecond too soon

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 03:35 AM

29. How about John Lewis for Senator?

Maybe the state would finally take the chance to make history.

If Cleland doesn't run(and I'd love to see him leave treadmarks on any GOP candidate as much as anyone) Lewis is who I'd go with.

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