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April 21, 2014

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Ensign to campaign in Georgia (so long Napa)

WASHINGTON -- Nevada Sen. John Ensign will be campaigning Wednesday in Georgia for Republican Sen. Saxby Chambliss in the run-off election that is bringing aides from Barack Obama’s campaign and a visit from Republican Sen. John McCain to the state.

Ensign, who famously quipped he would be vacationing in Napa after the election, a nod to his grueling tenure as head of Republican efforts to win Senate seats, has renewed his committee’s efforts in Georgia.

Three Senate races remain undecided, and an ad released by Ensign’s committee on Monday suggests the Georgia race stands between Democrats and a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate that would make it easier for President-elect Barack Obama’s agenda to be passed through Congress without Republican opposition.

Democrats have picked up six seats so far in the election, bolstering Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s majority to 57 seats.

The Associated Press reported this afternoon that aides to the Obama campaign would be coming to the state to support Democratic challenger Jim Martin, and McCain would be stumping there on Thursday in his first campaign appearance since his failed White House bid.

A source said this afternoon that Ensign would be campaigning in Georgia on Wednesday.

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