The Washington Times - November 12, 2013, 12:07PM

Rep. Phil Gingrey, a Georgia Republican running for the U.S. Senate, is out with a new ad pledging that he’ll try to repeal President Obama’s health care overhaul in his first term if elected — or go home.

“As a doctor, I took an oath to do no harm, and Obamacare is so harmful I voted to repeal or defund it over 40 times, but our efforts die in the Senate,” Mr. Gingrey, an obstetrician and gynecologist, said in the 30-second spot. “I’ll help repeal Obamacare in the first term or go home, because you deserve a senator who gets the job done or gets out of the way. Repeal or go home — that’s my pledge to you.”


Mr. Gingrey is running to replace retiring Sen. Saxby Chambliss, a Republican, and has plenty of company. Reps. Paul C. Broun and Jack Kingston, as well as former Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel, are among those vying for the GOP nomination.

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All three congressmen voted against a deal to extend the country’s borrowing limit and reopen the federal government last month. The vote was precipitated by an unsuccessful effort by some Republicans to defund Obamacare, causing a partial government shutdown. Mr. Chambliss voted for the deal.

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Michelle Nunn, the daughter of former Democratic Sen. Sam Nunn of Georgia and CEO of the Points of Light volunteer organization, is running on the Democratic side, as is Dr. Branko Radulovacki, a psychiatrist.

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