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Georgia contest has GOP on edge

Race for open US Senate seat may be bruising

ATLANTA — A rare open US Senate seat in Georgia promises a scrambled 2014 campaign that already has some Republicans quietly nervous about retaining it.

Democrat Barack Obama lost the state in both of his White House races, and it is a seat that Republicans cannot afford to lose as they try to regain a Senate majority for the final two years of his presidency.

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