Republican Chambliss says retiring from Senate because of gridlock

File photo of U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee Vice Chairman Senator Saxby Chambliss smiling after winning a U.S. Senate run-off, at his election night party in AtlantaWASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican Senator Saxby Chambliss of Georgia announced on Friday he will not seek a third term in 2014, saying he was fed up with the partisan gridlock in Congress that has left the country lurching from one fiscal crisis to another. Targeted by the conservative Tea Party movement for backing a year-end deal that raised taxes on the wealthy, Chambliss was one of the few Republicans willing to work with Democrats on a debt reduction plan. …

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