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Georgia Sen. Chambliss won’t seek re-election



WASHINGTON — Georgia Sen. Saxby Chambliss said today 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 in 2008 than any other statewide official in Georgia history.
Instead, he cited his frustration with both Democratic President Barack Obama and the lack of meaningful legislation in Congress.
“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,” Chambliss said. “For our nation to be strong, for our country to prosper, we cannot continue to play politics with the American economy.
His strong words of disappointment echoed those of former Maine Sen. Olympia Snowe, who also complained about the partisan divide and Washington dysfunction in announcing she wouldn’t run again last year.





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