US Sen. Johnny Isakson wins re-election in Georgia
US Sen. Johnny Isakson. AP photo
Georgia Republican Johnny Isakson has won re-election to the U.S. Senate, holding off two challengers the Associated Press is reporting.
Isakson relied on a series of television ads focused on his Senate work, largely avoiding references to the presidential campaign. Though he was expected to win, Isakson sometimes struggled to draw a line between himself and Donald Trump while maintaining support for the party's divisive presidential nominee. The 71-year-old also dealt with questions about his health. He has Parkinson's disease.
Democrat Jim Barksdale is a newcomer to state politics and ran a sleepy campaign until early October when he ramped up criticism of Isakson's continued endorsement of Trump. But unofficial results suggest the shift was too little, too late.
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