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If Jack Kingston is going to join the race for Saxby Chambliss’ Senate seat, he’s going to be the latecomer to the party — and maybe the youngest one in the room.

Congressman Phil Gingrey from Marietta has announced he will run. Gingrey has served in the U.S. House for 10 years. A former practicing obstetrician, he’s also older than Chambliss, who at 69 announced he won’t seek re-election.

Paul Broun, the Athens-based Republican Congressman, also will run for the seat. Broun  too is a physician, and he’s 66 years old.

Kingston —who is said to be seriously mulling running for Chambliss’ Senate seat — will turn 58 next month.

Who has the edge in name recognition is another matter. Broun has made a name for himself, and drawn a great deal of criticism, for some of his pronouncements, particularly on evolution. Kingston has been a frequent guest on such shows as “Red Eye” on Fox News and on “Real Time With Bill Maher.” Gingrey is from one of the state’s longstanding conservative bastions, Cobb County.

And there are reports that John Barrow, who earlier dismissed interest in running for Senate, could be the Democratic front-runner.

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