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Kingston moves towards Senate run


U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston.

U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston.

Republican Rep. Jack Kingston is assembling a campaign team, including a pollster, in anticipation of a bid for the Georgia Senate seat that Saxby Chambliss is leaving open.

Kingston, now in his 11th term, signed up the Washington-based polling firm McLaughlin and Associates — which did work for Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal — according to a source familiar with his political plans. Kingston is expected to make an official announcement of his decision in mid-April, but he appears to be leaning heavily toward running.

Rep. Paul Broun (R-Ga.) has already announced his candidacy, and the National Review Online reported Tuesday afternoon that Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-Ga.) has decided to run. Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) is also considered a potential candidate.

(Also on POLITICO: Price mulls bid, huddles with NRSC)

The four Georgia lawmakers could also be joined in the race by one or more candidates from within the state.

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