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}}{{tnr}}'''Clarence Saxby Chambliss, Jr''' (b. November 10, 1943 in Warrenton, North Carolina) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[U.S. Senate]] from the state of [[Georgia]]. Chambliss was first elected to the [[U.S. Senate|Senate]] in 2002.  
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}}{{tnr}}'''Clarence Saxby Chambliss, Jr''' (b. November 10, 1943 in Warrenton, North Carolina) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[United States Senate|U.S. Senate]] from the state of [[Georgia]]. Chambliss was first elected to the [[U.S. Senate|Senate]] in 2002.  
  
 
On January 25, 2013, Chambliss announced that he was retiring at the end of his current term and would not seek re-election in 2014. He cited gridlock in Congress and a lack of leadership from the White House as being the main reasons for his retirement. He denied rumors that his retirement was based on any potential primary challenges.<ref name="retire">[http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2013/01/25/report-saxby-chambliss-retiring-in-2014/ ''Washington Post'' "Saxby Chambliss retiring in 2014," January 25, 2013]</ref>
 
On January 25, 2013, Chambliss announced that he was retiring at the end of his current term and would not seek re-election in 2014. He cited gridlock in Congress and a lack of leadership from the White House as being the main reasons for his retirement. He denied rumors that his retirement was based on any potential primary challenges.<ref name="retire">[http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2013/01/25/report-saxby-chambliss-retiring-in-2014/ ''Washington Post'' "Saxby Chambliss retiring in 2014," January 25, 2013]</ref>
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Chambliss won re-election to the [[U.S. Senate]] in 2008. During that re-election cycle, Chambliss's campaign committee raised a total of $18,346,273 and spent $18,045,811.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/elections.php?cycle=2008&cid=N00002685&type=I ''Open Secrets'' "Saxby Chambliss 2008 Election Cycle," Accessed October 25, 2011]</ref>
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===Congressional staff salaries===
 
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The website ''Legistorm'' compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Chambliss paid his congressional staff a total of $2,434,315 in 2011.  He ranks 23rd on the list of the lowest paid Republican Senatorial Staff Salaries and he ranks 32nd overall of the lowest paid Senatorial Staff Salaries in 2011.  Overall, [[Georgia]] ranks 44th in average salary for senatorial staff. The average [[U.S. Senate]] congressional staff was paid $2,529,141.70 in fiscal year 2011.<ref>[http://www.legistorm.com/member/20/Sen_Saxby_Chambliss.html LegiStorm "Saxby Chambliss"]</ref>
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The website ''Legistorm'' compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Chambliss paid his congressional staff a total of $2,434,315 in 2011.  He ranks 23rd on the list of the lowest paid Republican Senatorial Staff Salaries and he ranks 32nd overall of the lowest paid Senatorial Staff Salaries in 2011.  Overall, [[Georgia]] ranks 44th in average salary for senatorial staff. The average [[United States Senate|U.S. Senate]] congressional staff was paid $2,529,141.70 in fiscal year 2011.<ref>[http://www.legistorm.com/member/20/Sen_Saxby_Chambliss.html LegiStorm "Saxby Chambliss"]</ref>
  
 
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Saxby Chambliss
Saxby Chambliss.jpg
U.S. Senate, Georgia
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2003-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 11
PartyRepublican
PredecessorJ. Maxwell Cleland (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last election2008
First elected2002
Next general November 4,2014
Campaign $$27,949,280
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
U.S. House of Representatives
1994-2002
Education
High schoolC.E. Byrd High School (1961)
Bachelor'sLouisiana Tech University, University of Georgia (1966)
J.D.University of Tennessee College of Law (1968)
Personal
BirthdayNovember 10, 1943
Place of birthWarrenton, North Carolina
ProfessionLawyer
Net worth$402,006
ReligionEpiscopalian
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Clarence Saxby Chambliss, Jr (b. November 10, 1943 in Warrenton, North Carolina) is a Republican member of the U.S. Senate from the state of Georgia. Chambliss was first elected to the Senate in 2002.

On January 25, 2013, Chambliss announced that he was retiring at the end of his current term and would not seek re-election in 2014. He cited gridlock in Congress and a lack of leadership from the White House as being the main reasons for his retirement. He denied rumors that his retirement was based on any potential primary challenges.[1]

He previously was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1994 to 2002.[2]

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Chambliss is one of the most reliable Republican votes, meaning he can be considered a safe vote for the Republican Party in Congress.

Biography

Born in Warrenton, North Carolina, Chambliss attended Louisiana Tech University and the University of Georgia. He received his law degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law in 1968. He was elected to the United States House of Representatives in 1994. When redistricting threatened his House seat in 2002, he announced a run for the U.S. Senate.[2]

Career

Committee assignments

U.S. Senate

2013-2014

Chambliss serves on the following Senate committees[3]:

2011-2012

  • U.S. Senate Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe[4]

Issues

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" Chambliss voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. The bill was passed in the Senate by a 89/8 vote on January 1, 2013.[5]

Drones filibuster

See also: Rand Paul filibuster of John Brennan's CIA Nomination in March 2013

On March 6, 2013, Senator Rand Paul (R) led a 13-hour filibuster of President Obama's CIA Director nominee, John Brennan. Paul started the filibuster in order to highlight his concerns about the administration's drone policies. In particular, Paul said he was concerned about whether a drone could be used to kill an American citizen within the United States border without any due process involved. Paul and other civil liberties activists were critical of President Obama for not offering a clear response to the question. A total of 14 senators joined Paul in the filibuster -- 13 Republicans and one Democrat.[6][7][8]

Chambliss was 1 of the 13 Republican senators who joined Paul in his filibuster.[9][10]

According to the website Breitbart, 30 Republican senators did not support the filibuster.[11][12]

The day after the filibuster, Attorney General Eric Holder sent a letter to Paul, responding to the filibuster. Holder wrote, "Does the president have the authority to use a weaponized drone to kill an American not engaged in combat on U.S. soil? The answer to that is no."[13]

Elections

2014

See also: United States Senate elections in Georgia, 2014

On January 25, 2013, Chambliss announced that he was retiring at the end of his current term and would not seek re-election in 2014. He cited gridlock in Congress and a lack of leadership from the White House as being the main reasons for his retirement. He denied rumors that his retirement was based on any potential primary challenges.[1]

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Chambliss is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Chambliss raised a total of $27,949,280 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 3, 2013.[16]

Saxby Chambliss's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2008 U.S. Senate (Georgia) Won $18,346,273
2002 U.S. Senate (Georgia) Won $7,797,139
2000 U.S. House (Georgia, District 8) Won $1,805,868
Grand Total Raised $27,949,280

2008

Breakdown of the source of Chambliss's campaign funds before the 2008 election.

Chambliss won re-election to the U.S. Senate in 2008. During that re-election cycle, Chambliss's campaign committee raised a total of $18,346,273 and spent $18,045,811.[17]


Analysis

Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Chambliss is a "far-right Republican," as of June 20, 2013.[18]

Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Chambliss missed 100 of 3,251 roll call votes from Jan 2003 to Mar 2013. This amounts to 3.1%, which is worse than the median of 1.7% among currently serving senators as of March 2013.[19]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Chambliss paid his congressional staff a total of $2,434,315 in 2011. He ranks 23rd on the list of the lowest paid Republican Senatorial Staff Salaries and he ranks 32nd overall of the lowest paid Senatorial Staff Salaries in 2011. Overall, Georgia ranks 44th in average salary for senatorial staff. The average U.S. Senate congressional staff was paid $2,529,141.70 in fiscal year 2011.[20]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

2011

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Chambliss's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $208,012 and $596,000. That averages to $402,006, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican Senators in 2011 of $6,358,668. His average net worth increased by 19.11% from 2010.[21]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Chambliss' net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $164,009 and $511,000. That averages to $337,504.50, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican Senators in 2010 of $7,054,258.[22]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

2012

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Chambliss ranked 11th in the conservative rankings in 2012.[23]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Chambliss ranked 26th in the conservative rankings among U.S. Senators.[24]

Voting with party

2013

Saxby Chambliss voted with the Republican Party 87.8% of the time, which ranked 24th among the 46 Senate Republican members as of June 2013.[25]

Recent news

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Personal

Chambliss and his wife, Julianne, have been married since 1966, and reside in Moultrie, Ga. They have two children and five grandchildren.[2]

External links


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Washington Post "Saxby Chambliss retiring in 2014," January 25, 2013
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Saxby Chambliss, U.S. Senator for Georgia "Biography" Accessed October 13, 2011
  3. Congressional Quarterly "Senate Committee List" Accessed January 22, 2013
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Saxby Chambliss, U.S. Senator for Georgia "Committee Assignments" Accessed October 13, 2011
  5. U.S. Senate "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  6. CNN, "Rand Paul says he's heard from White House after filibuster," March 7, 2013
  7. USA Today, "Rand Paul filibuster ranks among Senate's longest," March 7, 2013
  8. ABC News, "Rand Paul Wins Applause From GOP and Liberals," March 7, 2013
  9. The Blaze, "Here Are All the GOP Senators That Participated in Rand Paul’s 12+ Hour Filibuster… and the Ones Who Didn’t," March 7, 2013
  10. Los Angeles Times, "Sen. Rand Paul ends marathon filibuster of John Brennan," March 7, 2013
  11. Breitbart, "AWOL: Meet The GOP Senators Who Refused to Stand With Rand," March 7, 2013
  12. Politico, "Rand Paul filibuster blasted by Sens. John McCain, Lindsey Graham," March 7, 2013
  13. Washington Post, "Eric Holder responds to Rand Paul with ‘no’," March 7, 2013
  14. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  15. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 2002," accessed March 28, 2013
  16. Open Secrets "Saxby Chambliss" Accessed April 3, 2013
  17. Open Secrets "Saxby Chambliss 2008 Election Cycle," Accessed October 25, 2011
  18. Gov Track "Saxby Chambliss," Accessed June 20, 2013
  19. GovTrack, "Saxby Chambliss," Accessed March 29, 2013
  20. LegiStorm "Saxby Chambliss"
  21. OpenSecrets.org, "Chambliss, (R-Georgia), 2011"
  22. OpenSecrets.org, "Chambliss, (R-Georgia), 2010"
  23. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 28, 2013
  24. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: Senate," February 23, 2012
  25. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014