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  • Inside Johnny Isakson’s emotional decision to retire (Isakson to backstab on guns)

    09/13/2019 7:54:01 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 16 replies
    AJC ^ | 9/13/2019 | By Tamar Hallerman
    Georgia U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson returned to his beloved Senate this week for the first time since announcing his retirement armed with a secret plan. The three-term Republican, who over two decades on Capitol Hill has honed a reputation as an affable dealmaker, is determined to pull off one last major bipartisan policy coup before his Dec. 31 departure date. On which thorny policy issue, he refused to say.“I’m getting close to something I can tell you about, that I’ve been working on for some time,” Isakson said with a grin on Monday evening. “I’m not quite there yet.”
  • Jon Ossoff became an unlikely Democratic star in Georgia. Now, he’s running for Senate.

    09/10/2019 6:57:24 AM PDT · by C19fan · 50 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 10, 2019 | Allyson Chiu
    Months after President Trump’s victory in November 2016, Jon Ossoff mounted a long-shot congressional campaign in a historically red Georgia district — and unexpectedly became a symbol of hope for demoralized Democrats as he racked up millions from small donors. When he narrowly lost one of the most expensive House races in history in June 2017, Ossoff promised to return. “I launched this campaign believing that America can become stronger, more prosperous and more secure only if we stay true to the values that unite us,” Ossoff wrote in The Washington Post days after his loss. “I still believe that,...
  • BREAKING: Another GOP Senator Retiring At End Of 2019

    08/28/2019 4:05:43 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 28, 2019 | Timothy Meads
    Georgia Republican Senator Johnny Isakson announced Wednesday that he will resign from his seat at the end of 2019 due to Parkinson's disease and other medical problems. "I am leaving a job I love because my health challenges are taking their toll on me, my family and my staff,” Sen. Isakson said in a statement. "My Parkinson’s has been progressing, and I am continuing physical therapy to recover from a fall in July. In addition, this week I had surgery to remove a growth on my kidney." "After much prayer and consultation with my family and my doctors, I have...
  • GOP Sen. Johnny Isakson to resign at end of year

    08/28/2019 8:00:41 AM PDT · by robowombat · 76 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/28/19 10:41 AM EDT | JORDAIN CARNEY
    GOP Sen. Johnny Isakson to resign at end of year BY JORDAIN CARNEY - 08/28/19 10:41 AM EDT GOP Sen. Johnny Isakson to resign at end of year GOP Sen. Johnny Isakson (Ga.) announced Wednesday that he will step down from the Senate at the end of the year, citing health issues. "After much prayer and consultation with my family and my doctors, I have made the very tough decision to leave the U.S. Senate at the end of this year. I have informed Georgia Governor Brian Kemp today that I will resign my Senate seat effective December 31, 2019,"...
  • Big-money pro-Trump group identifies SIX states that are key to POTUS reelection in 2020

    05/10/2019 6:49:07 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 27 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 5/10/19 | Jon Dougherty
    A major super PAC aligned with POTUS Donald Trump has identified six key states the president will need in order to secure his reelection next year. According to America First Action, those states are Ohio, Georgia, North Carolina, Florida, Pennsylvania and Michigan, The Daily Caller reported. No doubt whatever crazy the Democrats nominate, that candidate will win the deep blue enclaves of California and New York, and may even be able to pull off a majority of votes again (though that is looking less and less likely).
  • Stacey Abrams Declares 'We Don't Have to Concede Elections Anymore'

    05/03/2019 9:16:20 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 106 replies
    Town Hall ^ | May 3, 2019 | Matt Vespa
    Okay, so remember when Donald Trump said, half-jokingly, that he would accept the 2016 results…if he wins? The media went has a spastic attack, Trump was a threat to the country, a threat to our institution, but it’s okay; Hillary was going to win. Well, that blew up in their faces. So, what happens when the Democrats do it? There’s a deafening silence. It’s expected. But failed Democratic Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams has become the gold standard when it comes to the Left throwing a tantrum over election losses. She says she didn’t lose, but in fact, “won” the...
  • GOP trolls ‘Georgia’ Dem over residency claims, gets her to accept gift at ‘real home’ in Tennessee

    04/10/2019 7:54:36 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 10 2019 | Lukas Mikelionis
    GOP trolls ‘Georgia’ Dem over residency claims, gets her to accept gift basket at ‘real home’ in Tennessee Georgia Democratic Rep. Lucy McBath was the target of some creative trolling by the Republican Party over her widely disputed claim that she actually lives in Georgia, after receiving and signing for a gift basket the GOP sent to her address -- in Tennessee. McBath, a racial justice activist who defeated Republican incumbent Karen Handel in November, has been dogged with questions since the election campaign on whether she actually lives in the state she now represents. The state’s Cobb County Tax...