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July 25--  The Atlanta Business Chronicle reports....

"Another Republican has entered the crowded race to succeed retiring U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga.

Businessman David Perdue announced Wednesday that he will seek the GOP nomination in next year’s primary. Perdue, a cousin of former Gov. Sonny Perdue, had been expected to join the contest since forming an exploratory committee in May.

The GOP field also includes U.S. Reps. Paul Broun, Phil Gingrey and Jack Kingston, as well as former Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel.

Michelle Nunn, daughter of former Sen. Sam Nunn and CEO of an Atlanta-based non-profit organization, became the most well-known Democrat to enter the race when she declared her candidacy on Tuesday.

Perdue, a native of Macon, Ga., has served as senior vice president of Asia operations for Sara Lee, president and CEO of Reebok and chairman and CEO of Dollar General."