Slideshow: Senate seat dominoes

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U.S. Senator Saxby Chambliss
It all started in January when Georgia's two-term U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss announced he would not seek re-election in 2014. The pending open Senate seat began to alter Georgia politics ....
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U.S. Rep. Paul Broun
With little hesitation Athens Republican, Broun was the first candidate to officially enter the 2014 Senate field when he announced in February he would seek the Chambliss opening. His 10th District congressional seat might interest ...
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State. Sen. Bill Cowsert
Cowsert, R-Athens, says he hopes to reveal his future political plans soon. Maybe before the announcement of ...
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U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston
Kingston, R-Savannah, is sending signals that he'll leave his 1st District congressional seat to run for the Senate. If Kingston leaves the U.S. House it might open a spot for ...
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State Sen. Buddy Carter
If Kingston leaves the House, Carter, R-Pooler, has made no secret of the fact he intends to run for Kingston's spot. If he does, that could open up his state Senate seat for ...
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State Rep. Ben Watson
Watson, R-Savannah, might leave the Georgia House to seek the open Georgia Senate seat vacated by Carter.
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U.S. Rep. Phil Gingrey
On March 27, Congressman Gingrey, now of Marietta, returned to his Augusta hometown to announce he would seek the Senate seat held by Chambliss. That opened up his congressional seat to ...
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Former U.S. Rep. Bob Barr
A former congressman and federal prosecutor, Barr announced March 28 he would seek Gingrey's 11th District Congressional seat.
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U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss
And on, and on, through this summer and fall, as Georgia politicians seek to move up the chain because of the open spot created by Saxby Chambliss' pending political retirement.

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