Former US Sen. Saxby Chambliss recovering from stroke

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FILE – In this Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014, file photo, U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., speaks during a signing ceremony for a cost-sharing agreement for the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project at the Home Depot Direct Fulfillment Center in Locust Grove, Ga. On Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020, a spokeswoman for Chambliss said he is recovering from a “minor stroke.” (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

ATLANTA (AP) — A spokeswoman for former U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss says he is recovering from a “minor stroke.”

Lauren Claffey Tomlinson said Thursday that Chambliss, 77, was admitted to Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta and treated at the Marcus Stroke and Neuroscience Center.

She says he’s “looking forward to a full recovery.”

Chambliss, a Republican from Moultrie, Georgia, was first elected to the House of Representatives in 1994.

He served four terms in the House.

He was elected to the Senate after a 2002 campaign in which he defeated Democratic incumbent Max Cleland.

In January 2013, he announced that he would not seek re-election.

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