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Nunn announces 2014 senatorial campaign

Michelle Nunn, the daughter of former U.S. Sen. Sam Nunn, announces she will be a Democratic candidate in the race to replace retiring U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss in 2014.

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Bob Barr seeks Congress seat

Former Rep. Bob Barr announced Friday that he will seek the Republican nomination for the 11th Congressional District seat held by U.S. Rep. Phil Gingrey.

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Gingrey announces run for Senate

Congressman Phil Gingrey enters the GOP race to replace U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss.

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Graves won't run for Chambliss' Senate seat

U.S. Rep. Tom Graves, R-Ranger, announced this morning he will not seek the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Moultrie, when Chambliss' term expires in 2014.

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Broun says he wants automatic budget cuts to occur

SAVANNAH — Traveling across Georgia to tout his candidacy for the U.S. Senate, Republican Rep. Paul Broun said Friday that he sees $100 billion in automatic budget cuts as Washington's only realistic option for trimming spending.

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Sen. Chambliss won't seek re-election

Georgia Sen. Saxby Chambliss will not run for a third term next year, avoiding a likely fight with the tea party for the Republican nomination, a congressional aide said Friday.

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Meet the 2013 legislators

Get to know the state legislators that represent you in Gwinnett County.

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House re-elects Boehner speaker

The House and Senate ushered in a new Congress Thursday, re-electing embattled Republican John Boehner speaker and hailing one of its own senators who returned a year after being felled by a stroke.

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2 dead in bus crash into overpass at Miami airport

At Miami International Airport, two large signs warn drivers of large vehicles not to pass beneath the 8-foot-6 inch concrete overpass. Authorities say two passengers are dead and others have been critically injured after a too-tall charter bus smashed into the overpass, crumpling metal.

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GOP in Ga. Senate nominates Shafer as new leader

ATLANTA -- Republicans in the state Senate picked a new leadership team Thursday in a decision that may signal its members are tired of the intraparty strife that has gripped the chamber.

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Balfour's ethics fine too weak, colleague says

A first-term state senator wants stiffer penalties for a veteran colleague who admitted filing erroneous documentation so he could get paid for in-state work on days he was not in Georgia.

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Pros and cons for regional transportation tax

A look at the arguments for and against a proposed regional transportation sales tax, which will be on July 31 ballots.

Coca-Cola halts ties to conservative law drafters

WASHINGTON (AP) — Coca-Cola Co. has terminated its relationship with a conservative group seen by some as an incubator for a string of new state voter ID laws and a marketer of laws like Florida's "Stand Your Ground" self-defense statute.

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Gingrich helped build conservative base

Though Georiga is hardly a given for him, many Republican figures in the state still credit Newt Gingrich with many conservative accomplishments.

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Olens named head of Romney's Georgia steering committee

A spokesman for GOP Presidential contender Mitt Romney says that Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens will lead efforts in Georgia to get Romney solidified as the nominee.

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