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Chambliss campaign manager’s thoughts on Deal: “Nothing”

Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., (right) with Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., in 2011. (Alex Brandon/AP)

Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., (right) with Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., in 2011. (Alex Brandon/AP)

By Daniel Malloy

The long-time campaign manager for U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss said today that all the hullabaloo around a potential primary race has been “a real net positive” for Chambliss, dismissed the “rumors” and “rumblings” about a big-name primary challenger as nothing more and said the senator is focused on his day job.

I asked Tom Perdue over the phone what he thought of Gov. Nathan Deal’s comment last week that “it’s way too early to be picking winners and losers” in a Chambliss primary. Perdue replied: “Nothing.”

Frosty is an understatement to describe the relationship between Perdue and Team Deal since Perdue said Deal should drop out of the 2010 governor’s race following revelations about Deal’s financial troubles. Charlie Harper of Peach Pundit pointed out that Perdue’s public appearance with Chambliss at a politically fraught Cobb County GOP breakfast Dec. 1 likely …

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Your morning jolt: No hot-cross buns for them — atheists target Cobb prayer breakfast

Somewhere in the early ‘90s, Cobb became known as the litmus-test county. We do not know why. But here’s another example, courtesy of the Marietta Daily Journal:

The list of speakers is being finalized and the time is drawing near for the 27th annual Cobb County Prayer Breakfast.

But a small group of protesters from the Smyrna-based Atlanta Freethought Society and American Atheists say they will protest the event on the sidewalk outside of the Cobb Galleria Centre, where the event will be held, as they take issue with the fact that the phone number listed to call for more information is a Cobb County line.

Virgil Moon, Cobb County Support Services Agency director and president of the Cobb County Prayer Breakfast Committee, Inc., which puts on the breakfast every year, confirmed that the voicemail-only landline … is run out of his office, and that his administrative staff is in charge of answering messages requesting information.

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In the hubbub of the end of the legislative …

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Paul Broun ended 2008 in the black — but barely

Roll Call, the D.C. newspaper, reports that, that after nearly running through his entire annual budget in the first six months of last year, U.S. Rep. Paul Broun (R-Athens) ended 2008 in the black.

He ended up with $52,000 to spare.

Wrote Roll Call:

According to House records, Broun’s office spent a svelte $190,000 in the last six months of 2008, a fraction of the combined $1.14 million in office expenses reported through the end of the second quarter in June….

House records show Broun’s office employed just 10 people on a full- or part-time basis between the Washington, D.C., and three district offices through the end of December. That total is half of the 20 full- or part-time workers listed in records ending in June 2008.

A Broun spokeswoman said Friday that the Georgia lawmaker expects to continue to issue frequent missives to constituents but that “the mistakes that were made, we’re going to ensure that they don’t happen again.”

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