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UPDATE 3-Republican Chambliss says retiring from US Senate because of gridlock

* Was target of conservative Tea Party movement * Rebelled against anti-tax lobbyist Grover Norquist By Rachelle Younglai WASHINGTON, Jan 25 (Reuters) - Republican U.S. 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.

U.S. Georgia Republican Senator Chambliss to retire-aide

WASHINGTON, Jan 25 (Reuters) - Republican U.S. Senator Saxby Chambliss of Georgia will not run for a third term in 2014, a congressional aide said on Friday, potentially leaving Congress with one less Republican who was willing to sit down with Democrats on fiscal issues. Chambliss, who rebelled against anti-tax lobbyist Grover Norquist by saying he was open to raising taxes, was being targeted by conservative Tea Party members in Georgia. No one had announced a challenge to Chambliss.
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