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Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.)


Biography
Political Highlights: candidate for Cobb County Commission, 1974; Ga. House, 1977-90; Republican nominee for governor, 1990; Ga. Senate, 1993-96; sought Republican nomination for U.S. Senate, 1996; Ga. Board of Education chairman, 1996-99; U.S. House, 1999-2005; U.S. Senate, 2005-present
Born: Dec. 28, 1944; Atlanta, Ga.
Residence: Marietta
Religion: Methodist
Family: Wife, Dianne Isakson; three children
Education: U. of Georgia, B.B.A. 1966
Military Service: Ga. Air National Guard, 1966-72
Start of Service: Elected: 2004 (2nd term)
Committee Assignments: Finance (Energy, Natural Resources & Infrastructure; International Trade, Customs & Global Competitiveness - Ranking Member; Social Security, Pensions & Family Policy); Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (Children & Families; Employment & Workplace Safety - Ranking Member); Veterans' Affairs; Select Ethics

Election History
YearElectionCandidateVotes%
2010generalJohnny Isakson (R) 1,489,90458.3
Michael Thurmond (D) 996,51639.0
Chuck Donovan (LIBERT) 68,7502.7
2004generalJohnny Isakson (R) 1,864,20257.9
Denise Majette (D) 1,287,69040.0
Allen Buckley (LIBERT) 69,0512.1
2002generalJohnny Isakson (R) 163,52579.9
Jeff Weisberger (D) 41,20420.1
2000generalJohnny Isakson (R) 256,59574.8
Brett DeHart (D) 86,66625.3
Roll Call Vitals

2014 Race Rating

(District: GA-A)
 
Favored Republican


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18th

Georgia is 18th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.

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Sen. Johnny Isakson has no appearances on Sunday talk shows.

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Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.