Senator Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) has announced he will not run for another term in 2014. Below is Congressman Westmoreland's statement.
"Saxby is a good friend and he will truly be missed. His public service to the state of Georgia over the last two decades should be commended.
"During his time in the House of Representatives, he served as the Chairman of the House Intelligence Subcommittee on Terrorism and Homeland Security, which oversaw the September 11th investigation. After being elected to the US Senate in 2002, Saxby continued to serve the Intelligence Community as a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, where he currently serves as the Ranking Republican.
"While in the Senate, he also rose quickly through the ranks on the Agriculture Committee, and in the 109th Congress he served as the chairman of the full committee during the debate over the Farm Bill. Agriculture is the number one industry in the state of Georgia and I know our farmers appreciated having a Georgian fighting for them from a position of leadership.
"I wish Saxby, Julianne, and their family all the best in the future. He has been a dedicated public servant and I want to thank him for all that he has done for Georgia," stated Westmoreland.