Tom Baxter

Chief Political Correspondent for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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<a href="http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/metro/insider/baxter.html" target="_blank">Chief Political Correspondent</a> for the <a href="http://www.ajc.com" target="_blank">Atlanta Journal-Constitution</a>

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