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Republicans David Perdue and Jack Kingston in 2014, when they were both vying for Georgia's open U.S. Senate seat.

Long before Trump, Georgia politicos paid lip service to term limits — but the needle hasn’t moved

3:29 pm Oct. 20, 2016

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump isn’t the first person to propose “draining the swamp” here in the nation’s capital. Many current and former Georgia lawmakers have paid lip service to the idea of congressional term limits over the past two decades — but the talk hasn’t translated into much action.

Term limits obviously aren’t very popular among D.C.’s political class. Who voluntarily wants to give up power?

Proponents of the idea say it prevents lawmakers

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, right, talks with Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., as Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, before the committee’s hearing on her nomination. If confirmed, Lynch would replace Attorney General Eric Holder, who announced his resignation in September after leading the Justice Department for six years. The 55-year-old federal prosecutor would be the nation’s first black female attorney general. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

David Perdue goes to Iowa

3:30 pm Oct. 13, 2016

What exactly is a person like U.S. Sen. David Perdue doing in a place like Iowa?

Rumors of Perdue’s aspirations for higher office have been unceasing. But this jaunt to the Hawkeye State isn’t much to raise an eyebrow at, apparently.

Georgia’s junior Republican senator will be in Cedar Rapids Friday campaigning with Chuck Grassley, his Senate Judiciary colleague, who’s on the ballot this November.

The two will be joined by Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst, part of a joint effort help

Kasim Reed to be ambassador for Trans-Pacific trade deal

6:19 pm Sep. 16, 2016

President Barack Obama has plans for Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and the other leaders who journeyed to the White House Friday to discuss the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership deal.

Reed told our AJC colleague Leon Stafford he