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Senator Isakson Will Seek Third Term

Senator Johnny Isakson (R) of Georgia will announce that he is indeed running for a third term in the U.S Senate.

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Georgia’s soon-to-be senior senator is formally announcing he will seek a third term at 11 a.m. on Monday at the state capitol. Expect Gov. Nathan Deal, Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and House Speaker David Ralston to attend in a show of GOP unity behind his bid.

Several rising Democratic contenders are also closely watching the race, though it’s unclear whether a marquee candidate would risk challenging Isakson. He handily defeated Rep. Denise Majette in 2004 after surviving a tough GOP primary in 2004, and trounced Democrat Michael Thurmond six years later.

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