Sen. Johnny Isakson

Bill Nigut with Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Georgia)
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On this Special Edition of Political Rewind, we honor retiring U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, from his days as one of the lonely Republicans in the state legislature, to his bruising battle for governor against Zell Miller, to his efforts to maintain a bi-partisan approach to governing in the U.S. Senate. 

Four Democratic primary candidates have emerged in the race to challenge incumbent Republican Sen. David Perdue.

On this edition of Political Rewind, our panelists discuss the increasingly competitive Democratic race in Georgia for U.S. Senate. So far, the four Democrats who have officially launched their campaigns are aiming for Sen. David Perdue’s seat. When will Democrats begin lining up for a shot at the seat that Sen. Johnny Isakson is giving up? Why has no African American candidate come forward to run?

Sen. Johnny Isakson responded during an appearance on GPB’s Political Rewind to President Donald Trump's recent attack of the late Sen. John McCain.

Isakson called the president’s remarks “deplorable.”

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As people across the state continue to clean up from Sunday’s tornadoes, Georgia lawmakers continue to push for more federal disaster relief funding.


Georgia Politicians Take Stances on Border Policy

Jun 20, 2018

Several figures in Georgia’s political landscape have voiced their stances on the Trump administration’s zero-tolerance policy at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Sen. Johnny Isakson said that he is opposed to the policy and does not support the actions of the administration.