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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

Top Perdue ally eyes race for Georgia GOP chair

6:00 am Sep. 19, 2016

Veteran GOP strategist and lobbyist John Watson said he is considering a run to be the Georgia GOP’s next chair, suggesting he will join what will likely be a crowded field hoping to lead the

Gary Johnson fumbles: ‘And what is Aleppo?’

9:20 am Sep. 8, 2016

Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson may have just disqualified himself as a common-sense alternative to Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton.

This morning, Johnson sat on the set of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” basking in some rare attention.