By Henry Decker

5 Georgia Republicans Who Could Replace Senator Saxby Chambliss

January 25, 2013 4:59 pm Category: Memo Pad, Politics 13 Comments A+ / A-

(Photo by Bruce Tuten/Flickr)

Georgia senator Saxby Chambliss announced Friday morning that he will not seek re-election, opening the door for a competitive, critical Senate race in 2014.

Although Georgia is still a solid red state, the Republican Party is no longer the dominant statewide force it once was. Mitt Romney defeated President Barack Obama in Georgia by just under 8 percent — smaller than Obama’s margin of victory in other supposed swing states like Michigan and New Mexico. With the right candidates, it’s not hard to imagine a repeat of recent Senate races in Nevada, Delaware, Colorado, Missouri, and Indiana, where the GOP blew a winnable race by nominating an extreme right-wing candidate after a bitter primary.

Early speculation for the Democratic nomination has focused on “Blue Dog” congressman John Barrow, Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed, or even R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe. But the real action will be in the Republican primary.

Here are five Republicans who could pursue the Senate seat — and perhaps provide Democrats with an opportunity for a surprise pickup:

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lois-Hunter/100000176930696 Lois Hunter

    The Best News I have heard all year…..

  • highpckts

    I swear we have a never ending supply of wing nuts!!!

    • lana ward

      And they are all in the dem. party!!

      • highpckts

        You CAN’T be a sane, common sense person and believe the outrageous things these men have said!!! If you do, do us a favor and don’t vote next time!!!

        • lana ward

          The dems are the communist party

      • highpckts

        NOPE!! you just proved my point! GOP!!!You are GOP, crazy and lack good common sense!!

  • ococoob

    God help us. These are ALL wacko nuts!

    • lana ward

      God help us, let omuslim meet you sooner rather than later!!

      • ococoob

        Lana, you sound like an a*hole calling Obama a muslim. Having any proof of that?

  • RobertCHastings

    I have felt that Chambliss and the Republican party that supports him are some of the most despicable beings on the planet, especially after what Chambliss and the Republicans did to Max Cleland in 2002. Cleland was (and still is)a decorated war veteran and multiple amputee, whose character and military service were questioned. After serving his nation and his state with dignity and character, he was eviscerated in the cruelest fashion by Bush and Chambliss in the 2002 election, something the same group of cowards did to John McCain and John Kerry in 2004. Those people have no respect for those who have served and sacrificed for their country, especially if they get in the way of winning an election. Bush repeatedly screwed veterans throughout his presidency, by reducing their benefits and by failing to assure that they were given adequate protection while in combat. This is not just the ravings of a leftist lunatic, but the facts, as they are recorded on the pages of history. Look them up and verify before you think they are open to criticism.

  • Pamby50

    Bat crap crazy all of them.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7DKWSXHQIDBW5PUAPZ2HZAYYUY Baron Cormac

    Wow. Newt is looking better every day compared to these mooks!

  • jstsyn

    I wonder where these folks would be if RonnieRayGun had not closed the mental health wards.

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