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Election 2002: Senate sits on razor's edge

(Part of UPI's Special Report on Election 2002)
P. MITCHELL PROTHERO, UPI Congressional Reporter

Bush fundraises for Jeb and the GOP

WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- President George W. Bush was in full campaign mode Thursday, traveling to Georgia and Florida to promote and raise cash for Republican candidates in November's

Analysis: The Senate Part III -The South

WASHINGTON, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- The South is the linchpin of the nation's politics. For close to 50 years, the Democrats' lock on this critical region provided the backbone of their record congressional majorities. The most conservative region of the country moved into the GOP column as
PETER ROFF, UPI National Political Analyst

Washington Agenda-House

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By United Press International

Barr, McKinney defeated in Georgia primary

ATLANTA, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Two members of Georgia's congressional delegation -- conservative Bob Barr and liberal Cynthia McKinney -- were defeated Tuesday as they sought their party's no
MIKE COOPER

UPI's Capital Comment for Aug. 12, 2002

WASHINGTON, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Capital Comment -- Daily news notes, political rumors, and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world from United Press
PETER ROFF, UPI National Political Analyst

Intelligence gaps reported by House panel

WASHINGTON, July 17 (UPI) -- A House intelligence panel Wednesday announced findings in a new report on U.S. intelligence gaps prior to Sept. 11, recommending changes in strategy, technolog
MARK BENJAMIN

Washington Agenda-General

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By United Press International

UPI's Capital Comment for May 6, 2002

WASHINGTON, May 6 (UPI) -- Capital Comment -- Daily news notes, political rumors, and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world from United Press
By United Press International

UPI's Capital Comment for May 3, 2002

WASHINGTON, May 3 (UPI) -- Capital Comment -- Daily news notes, political rumors, and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world from United Press
By United Press International

Bush travels to two GOP fundraisers

ATLANTA, March 27 (UPI) -- Heading to his Texas ranch Wednesday for the Easter holiday weekend, President George W. Bush made stopovers in Georgia and South Carolina where he addressed em

UPI Farming Today

Wrap-up of the day's agriculture news.
GREGORY TEJEDA, United Press International

UPI's Capital Comment for Dec. 13, 2001

WASHINGTON, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Capital Comment -- News notes, political rumors, and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world from United Press Intern
PETER ROFF, UPI National Political Analyst

Washington Agenda - General News Events

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UPI's Capital Comment for Nov. 30, 2001

WASHINGTON, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Capital Comment -- News notes, political rumors, and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world from United Press Intern
By United Press International
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Saxby Chambliss
Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) participates in the re-enactment of his swearing-in with Vice President Dick Cheney in the Old Senate Chambers on Capitol Hill in Washington on January 6, 2008. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)
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Clarence Saxby Chambliss, Jr. (born November 10, 1943) is the senior United States Senator from Georgia. A member of the Republican Party, he previously served as a U.S. Representative (1995–2003).

Born in Warrenton, North Carolina, Chambliss attended Louisiana Tech University and the University of Georgia. He received his law degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law in 1968. He was elected to the United States House of Representatives in the 1994 Republican Revolution, representing the heavily Democratic Macon-based 8th District. During his four terms in the House, Chambliss served on the United States House of Representatives Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and chaired the House Intelligence Subcommittee on Terrorism and Homeland Security, which oversaw investigations of the intelligence community after the September 11 terrorist attacks in 2001.

When redistricting threatened his House seat in 2002, he announced a run for the U.S. Senate. He focused on the issue of national defense and homeland security during his campaign, and won with 53 percent of the vote. For several years he was the ranking Republican on the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, and chaired the committee during the 109th Congress (2005–2007). In the 112th Congress (2011–2012) he is the ranking Republican on the Select Committee on Intelligence. He has a conservative voting record in the Senate, although he has participated in some bipartisan legislation.

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