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Tuesday January 25th, 2022 6:55PM

Libertarian: No endorsement in Ga. Senate race

By The Associated Press
ATLANTA - The 128,000 Georgians who backed Libertarian Allen Buckley in Georgia's U.S. Senate race are up for grabs.

Republican Saxby Chambliss and Democrat Jim Martin are both courting Buckley's supporters. But neither has signed on to Buckley's ``commitment list'' pledging to address key issues.

Buckley says neither man will get his endorsement.

Buckley earned 3.4 percent of the vote in the Nov. 4 general election, keeping Chambliss and Martin from breaking 50 percent of the tally and sending the race into a runoff. The Georgia race has gained national significance because it could help determine whether Democrats win the 60 seats needed to beat back Republican filibusters. Democrats are two votes shy and Georgia is one of two races that's unresolved. The other is in Minnesota where a recount is under way in the tight race between Republican Sen. Norm Coleman and Democrat Al Franken.

Buckley, a lawyer and certified public accountant from Smyrna, scolded his opponents for supporting excessive spending he argued would worsen the nation's economic woes.

His ``commitment list'' outlines 10 priorities, most of them centered on the economy.
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