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Former Sen. Howard Baker Jr. famous for Watergate, dies at 88-years-old

...Alexander confirmed Baker's death in a news release Thursday.Baker became Tennessee's first popularly elected Republican senator in 1966. During his tenure in the Senate from 1967 to 1985, Baker served two terms as Majority Leader and two...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-06-26/ex-sen-howard-baker-dies
S.C. Congressman Tim Scott to replace Sen. Jim DeMint

...state's next U.S. senator Monday, making him the only black Republican in Congress and the South's first black Republican senator since Reconstruction.Scott, 47, takes over for Jim DeMint, who announced earlier this month he would forgo...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2012-12-17/sc-congressman-tim-scott
Condoleezza Rice campaigns for U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham

...to campaign for U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham. Rice will speak at a lunch Monday in Greenville on behalf of the Republican senator. Tickets are $10 Rice and Graham agree on several foreign policy goals, including protecting American interests...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/politics/2014-05-19/condi-rice-campaigns-graham
Fight for nation's future

...elected in the 12th U.S. House District, and send U.S. Rep. John Barrow packing. We also need to elect a Republican senator from Georgia. If we can take the U.S. Senate in the 2014 election cycle, it will change the political landscape...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2014-03-27/fight-nations-future
Ga. senator leaves Congress race

SNELLVILLE, Ga. -- Republican Senator Don Balfour will not run to replace John Linder in the U.S. House.The Snellville-based lawmaker says he wants to focus on...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2010-03-19/ga-senator-leaves-congress-r
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Bill seeks change in school elections

...state Board of Education members but not the state school superintendent under legislation prefiled this week by a Republican senator. Even if enacted this winter, however, the proposed constitutional amendment wouldn't affect Superintendent...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/12/15/met_326457.shtml
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Georgia's top 10 stories of 2013

1 SAXBY CHAMBLISS RETIREMENT: The Republican senator announced in January he wouldn't run for re-election in 2014. The move set up a free-for-all Republican primary that will...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-12-28/georgias-top-10-stories-2013
Liberals love GOP senator

...Democrats, if not with the Republicans who elected him to office. MSNBC host Chris Matthews called Graham his favorite Republican senator, while U.S. Sen. Michael Bennett, D-Colo., cites him as a "good" Republican.Why all this liberal love...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2013-12-20/liberals-love-gop-senato
Across the region

...Caro lina's Education Oversight Committee has delayed adopting an update to high school biology standards over a Republican senator's concerns about the teaching of evolution.The committee on Mon day approved the rest of the package on what...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-02-10/across-region
Nunn daughter to campaign state

...a two-week, 10-city tour around Georgia as Democrats try to reclaim Saxby Chambliss's seat in 2014. The Republican senator is retiring, and national Democrats say it's their best shot at picking up a GOP seat. Nunn is scheduled to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2013-08-07/nunn-daughter-