U.S. Rep. Phil Gingrey, R-Marietta, is running for the U.S. Senate seat held by retiring Sen. Saxby Chambliss. A number of candidates already are campaigning to replace Gingrey. The election will be in 2014.

Here is a list of the candidates who are either running or considering a run. All candidates are Republicans, because the redistricting of the seat has made it unlikely there will be a serious Democratic challenger on the ballot.

Rep. Ed Lindsey

Ed Lindsey

Running: Yes

Prior political experience: Majority whip, state House of Representatives. Elected to state House in 2004

Current job: Attorney, Goodman McGuffey Lindsey & Johnson, LLP

Bob Barr

Bob Barr

Running: Yes

Prior political experience: Republican representative for the 7th District U.S. House seat from 1994 to 2002

Current job: Speaker, All American Speakers

Barry Loudermilk

Barry Loudermilk

Running: Yes

Prior political experience: State Senator, District 14, elected in 2010. State House from 2004-2010

Current job: Business owner

Tricia Pridemore

Tricia Pridemore

Running: Rumored

Prior political experience: Executive Director, Governor’s Office of Workforce Development

Current job: Resigned from Workforce Development Office in April

Judson Hill

Judson Hill

Running:

Undecided

Prior political experience: State Senator, District 32, since 2005

Current job: Small business owner

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