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State Sen. Chip Rogers resigns, launches radio program
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ATLANTA -- One of the rising stars of the Georgia Republican Party, State Sen. Chip Rogers, abruptly exited the political stage Tuesday less than a month after winning re-election.

Rogers announced Tuesday that he was resigning and would accept a position with Georgia Public Broadcasting. In a press release, Rogers said he was planning to launch a weekly radio show which will highlight Georgia companies and the economy.

In recent years, Rogers had become one of the most prominent and powerful politicians in the state legislature, serving four years as majority leader in the State Senate.

He has, however, had his share of recent setbacks. This summer, he garnered a lot of attention but also drew fire from party leaders for his outspoken opposition to the controversial transportation tax.

He announced recently that he would not seek re-election to a new term as majority leader.

However, republican strategist David Johnson does not believe Rogers has left politics for good. While Johnson is clear that Rogers has not confided in him, he believes he may be considering an eventual run for U.S. Congress.

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