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Influential conservative commentator and RedState editor Erick Erickson is also leaving CNN, the network confirmed to TPM. Erickson - who flirted with a primary run against Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) — is reportedly headed to Fox News.

Erickson was not available for comment, but he addressed his departure from CNN in a RedState post. “It was a very, very difficult decision,” he wrote. The job broadened his horizons, he added, professionally and personally. “For all the hate and angst from a lot of folks on the right over me going to CNN, I know many of the contributors I consider good friends were initially skeptical of my hiring. I had to learn an art form too often missing these days in partisan talk - the art of conversation, particularly with those who might disagree with me. I had to learn to be friends with people who I disagreed with. And I leave deeply caring for those people.”

There were tense moments, too, he wrote. “The first month was tumultuous with several tumultuous times throughout. I liked to think of myself as job security for the public relations department. About the only thing the far right and far left could agree on was that I did not belong at CNN.”

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