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    Georgia on my mind

    Georgia on my mind

    Here we go.

    Saxby Chambliss will not be running for reelection in 2014:

    Georgia Sen. Saxby Chambliss said Friday he will not seek a third term next  year, expressing deep frustration with Washington gridlock that he doesn’t see  changing in a divided government.

    Chambliss, 69, rejected suggestions he couldn’t have survived a likely GOP  primary fight with the tea party, insisting he has a proud conservative record  and noting he received more votes than any other statewide official in Georgia  history in 2008.

    Instead, he cited his frustration with both Democratic President Barack Obama  and the lack of meaningful legislation in Congress.

    This seems like a really good chance to move the seat to the right in a safe (right? right?) state.

    But I know nothing about the likely contenders in the Republican primary, and the likely Democratic opponent.

    So inform me, oh knowledgeable ones.

    And yes, we do have an Operation Counterweight 2014 tag already.

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    Henry Hawkins | January 26, 2013 at 11:19 am

    Herman Cain?

    Georgia is turning blue quickly enough that Democrats are making it one of their priorities now. Obama got 45% of the vote in 2012.

    I think they’ll seriously compete for this seat and I think they’ll have a fairly good chance of winning it. If I had to guess I’d say their candidate will be Kasim Reed, but it’s early.

    The biggest thing going for the Republicans with this seat is the fact that it’s an off-year election but I believe the Dems are working hard at overcoming that.


     
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    casualobserver | January 26, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    Here’s something: I was just told by a sibling that a GA Dem party worker (low level) is talking about Jimmah Carter’s grandson, Jason Carter, for the Chambliss position. Supposedly he has made an effort to play both sides of the aisle – or at least he promotes himself that way. A faux-moderate perhaps.

    (For what it’s worth the person talking about it is a neighbor to my sibling who was just talking out loud.)


     
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    punfundit | January 26, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    Neal Boortz
    Newt Gingrich
    Erick Erickson
    Herman Cain


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