Sen. Saxby Chambliss won’t run for re-election in 2014; Joe Scarborough has a case of the sads

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Sen. Saxby Chambliss is reportedly scrapping plans to run for a third term in 2014.

Saxby Chambliss had $1.398,945 cash on hand…. as he announces retirement (as of late 2012 report)

— Scott MacFarlane (@MacFarlaneNews) January 25, 2013

The Georgia Republican was expected to face a tough primary battle.

Bye, Saxby. bit.ly/SM68dP

— Tabitha Hale (@TabithaHale) January 25, 2013

I guess Saxby realized GA voters think he suxbys. #caring cc: @ewerickson

— Kurt Schlichter (@KurtSchlichter) January 25, 2013

Saxby Chambliss retiring after someone threatens to reveal that his real first name is CLARENCE.

— David Freddoso (@freddoso) January 25, 2013

After years of perfecting my Saxby Chambliss as Foghorn Leghorn voice, I guess I’ll have to do something else for radio now.

— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) January 25, 2013

Aww. Joe Scarborough is taking the news hard.

Sad to see Saxby Chambliss leave the Senate. He was a bedrock conservative who would still reach across the aisle when best for America.

— Joe Scarborough (@JoeNBC) January 25, 2013

The fact Chambliss was attacked by the far right shows how misguided many have become. He had a 96% ACU rating and a 100% Eagle Forum rating

— Joe Scarborough (@JoeNBC) January 25, 2013

And the speculation begins:

Polls suggest Herman Cain would win Saxby’s seat in a walk. Said he wouldn’t primary Chambliss, but an open seat??

— Aaron Blake (@FixAaron) January 25, 2013

Herman Cain?

— David Freddoso (@freddoso) January 25, 2013

Paging Tom Price:

I’d prefer if Tom Price (my rep) ran for Senate in GA.

— Jay Caruso (@jaycaruso) January 25, 2013

Update:

If a Gingrich run means the return of Newt Judges You, we may have to issue an endorsement!

If Gingrich runs for the Senate, Newt Judges You returns.

— Ben Domenech (@bdomenech) January 25, 2013

Update:

Erick Erickson says he won’t be one of the candidates.

Please understand that those of you publicly asking me to reconsider are going on a list of people my wife will hate always.Not happening.

— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) January 25, 2013

Update:

Chambliss releases a statement:

Saxby Chambliss: “After much contemplation and reflection, I have decided not to run for re-election to the Senate in 2014″

— Jamie Dupree (@jamiedupree) January 25, 2013

Chambliss: “I have no doubt that had I decided to be a candidate, I would have won re-election.”

— Niels Lesniewski (@nielslesniewski) January 25, 2013

Saxby Chambliss, in statement: ““Instead, this is about frustration”

— Scott MacFarlane (@MacFarlaneNews) January 25, 2013

Chambliss – “frustration, both at a lack of leadership from the White House and at the dearth of meaningful action from Congress”

— Scott MacFarlane (@MacFarlaneNews) January 25, 2013

Chambliss statement:”For our nation to be strong, for our country to prosper, we cannot continue to play politics with the American economy”

— Scott MacFarlane (@MacFarlaneNews) January 25, 2013

Full statement:

After much contemplation and reflection, I have decided not to run for re-election to the Senate in 2014.This is… fb.me/FE5kwfvK

— Saxby Chambliss (@SaxbyChambliss) January 25, 2013

Rep. Tom Price reacts:

Thank you, @saxbychambliss, for your service to our beloved state of Georgia. tomprice.house.gov/press-release/…

— Tom Price (@RepTomPrice) January 25, 2013

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/01/25/sen-saxby-chambliss-wont-run-for-re-election-in-2014-joe-scarborough-has-a-case-of-the-sads/

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