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.
Prior political experience: Majority whip, state House of Representatives. Elected to state House in 2004
Current job: Attorney, Goodman McGuffey Lindsey & Johnson, LLP
Prior political experience: Republican representative for the 7th District U.S. House seat from 1994 to 2002
Current job: Speaker, All American Speakers
Prior political experience: State Senator, District 14, elected in 2010. State House from 2004-2010
Current job: Business owner
Prior political experience: Executive Director, Governor’s Office of Workforce Development
Current job: Resigned from Workforce Development Office in April
Prior political experience: State Senator, District 32, since 2005
Current job: Small business owner