Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Politicians, Republicans especially, are scrambling for position to replace Saxby Chambliss.
Republican 10th District U.S. Rep. Paul Broun is running for Senate in 2014. So is Republican 1st District U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston. And Republican 11th District U.S. Rep. Phil Gingrey. But Republican Tom Price, who represents the 6th District, announced Friday that he's not. Which might open the door for former Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel, a pal of Price's, who said in a statement last week that she'd end the suspense "in the very near future." Meanwhile, John Barrow, the only white Democrat from the Deep South in the U.S. House of Representatives, announced recently that he won't seek the seat being vacated by the retiring Sen. Saxby Chambliss. Which might mean tough 2014 sledding for Democrats, who have yet to put forth a …
Thursday, March 28, 2013
"Saxby Chambliss isn't going to marry you, ergo, you don't get to marry anyone," Colbert said on his show this week.
Thursday, March 28
Retiring Republican U.S. Sen Saxby Chambliss recently responded to a reporter's question on gay marriage by saying, "I'm not gay. So I'm not going to marry one." That comment got the attention of Stephen Colbert, host of the satirical "Colbert Report" on ComedyCentral. The comedian singled out Chambliss, who this week was named the University of Georgia's spring commencement speaker, in a six-minute segment on the gay marriage debate. The Huffington Post has the video segment, in which Colbert called attention to narcissistic policymaking. His tongue-in-cheek proclamation: "Nothing is worth fighting for unless it's happening to you." Colbert has won a couple of UGA-sponsored Peabody Awards, but he wasn't among this year's winners announced…
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
The May 10 undergraduate ceremony will also honor Mary Frances Early, the University of Georgia's first African-American graduate.
U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss will be the featured speaker for the University of Georgia's undergraduate commencement ceremony on May 10, according to a UGA news release. The spring ceremony, at Sanford Stadium, will begin at 7 p.m. and also will recognize Mary Frances Early, UGA's first African-American graduate, with an honorary doctor of laws degree. The graduate commencement ceremony will be at 10 a.m. in Stegeman Coliseum. The featured speaker will be UGA professor Stephen Hajduk, head of the department of biochemistry and molecular biology in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences. Tickets are not required for either ceremony. "Sen. Chambliss is a genuine public servant and a true statesman for our time," UGA President Michael Adams …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Niki Broun told a crowd in Gwinnett County that her husband was announcing his run for the the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Saxby Chambliss in 2014, according to a report.
Wednesday, January 30
Niki Broun can't wait for her husband, 10th District U.S. Rep. Paul Broun, to throw his hat in the ring for the 2014 U.S. Senate race, according to a report in the ViralRead blog. A post picked up by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution says Niki Broun told the group Citizens Helping America Restore Government Ethics on Tuesday that her husband had her permission to run, and that he was announcing his candidacy. Republican Sen. Saxby Chambliss announced last week that he would not seek a third term, opening the way for a spirited primary among potential successors. Rep. Broun himself still isn't quite ready to take the plunge. The Athens Banner-Herald reported Wednesday that Broun's office doesn't plan an announcement on his prospective …
Friday, January 25, 2013
He says his decision to leave office is "about frustration."
Georgia's Senior Senator, Republican Saxby Chambliss, announced Friday that he won't be seeking a third term in 2014. According to a statement on the Senator's Website: Today, U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., released the following statement: “After much contemplation and reflection, I have decided not to run for re-election to the Senate in 2014. ‘This is a decision Julianne and I have thought through and prayed about for many weeks. I am humbled by and grateful for the extraordinary trust of Georgians, who have allowed me to represent them for 20 years in the United States House and Senate. “I am proud of my conservative voting record in fulfilling those duties. In 2008, I was honored to receive more votes than any other statewide …