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Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., talks with reporters after meeting with President-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower, Friday, Dec. 2, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Following Donald Trump meeting, David Perdue indicates he’ll stay in the Senate

1:26 pm Dec. 2, 2016

David Perdue said he will stay in the U.S. Senate come January rather than moving to the Trump administration after spending nearly two hours in Trump Tower Friday.

The freshman Republican senator told pool reporters that during his meeting with Trump and his team, “I committed my position in the Senate to full support about getting this 100-day plan executed.”

Watch a video of his remarks here: https://www.c-span.org/video/?c4634147/sen-perdue-trump-tower

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David Perdue is off to Trump Tower on Friday

12:20 pm Dec. 1, 2016

U.S. Sen. David Perdue will become the latest Georgia Republican to journey to Trump Tower and meet with the president-elect’s team.

The freshman senator’s office confirmed Perdue was trekking to New York on Friday.

“As a fellow

Donald Trump and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich share the stage during a campaign rally  in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

The Georgians who have a shot at Donald Trump’s Cabinet

6:00 am Nov. 10, 2016

Several Georgians could be catapulted into Washington’s most exclusive circles next year thanks to President-elect Donald Trump.

It’s common for a politician’s earliest and loudest backers to land top positions in their administrations. Here are some of Trump’s most prominent Peach State acolytes who have a reasonable shot at landing Cabinet posts:

The most likely is Newt Gingrich. The onetime House speaker and Marietta congressman has been a close adviser to Trump and one

Guests watch a television broadcast of President-elect Donald Trump as he gives his acceptance speech, during an election night event organized by the U.S. Embassy in Skopje, Macedonia, on Wednesday. AP/Boris Grdanoski

Tuesday’s fallout: Ralph Reed regains lost mojo, and a Ga. fight for Medicaid expansion just vanished

9:02 am Nov. 9, 2016

Random thoughts on fallout following President-elect Donald Trump’s victory on Tuesday, in no particular order:

— Ralph Reed, founder of the Faith and Freedom Coalition, returns to influence in Washington by tamping down the evangelical revolt against a thrice-married candidate. He’s got a morning press conference in D.C.

— Look for chatter to start about a former President Barack Obama making a 2020 run for the White House. Or Michelle Obama?

— Not

U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson and campaign manager Trey Kilpatrick watch returns from his war room upstairs from the Republican Watch party at the Grand Hyatt, Buckhead, on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2016, in Atlanta. Curtis Compton /ccompton@ajc.com

David Perdue, if there’s a President Hillary Clinton: ‘I’m going to find a way to work with her’

8:49 pm Nov. 8, 2016

As we waited to see if U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson would escape a runoff, his Washington colleague David Perdue made the rounds at the Buckhead Hyatt Regency, where Repubicans around the state have gathered this evening.

Senator Perdue has been a major supporter of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. In a scrum with reporters, Perdue conceded that the night may not turn out well for his candidate. Said Perdue:

“He may not

Sen. Johnny Isakson, left, and Sen. David Perdue, right, campaign together in 2014. (AP photo/John Bazemore)

Johnny Isakson, David Perdue reject long-term Supreme Court stonewall

6:00 am Nov. 6, 2016

Georgia’s two senators said they will consider Supreme Court nominees based on their individual merits in the new year, effectively rejecting a strategy some Republican colleagues have floated should Hillary Clinton win the presidency on Tuesday.

Republican Sen. Johnny Isakson, who is running for a third term, said should he and Clinton win this week he will “consider who she nominates at the time she does and make a decision that’s right for