The Associated Press
Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., speaks to realtors Aug. 25 at a meeting in Atlanta. Isakson, who is running against Democrat Michael Thurmond to keep his seat, says he learned a lot about politics by selling houses. He learned how to talk to people, how to listen and how to compromise.
Atlanta, GA (AP) - Georgia voters are sending U.S. Sen. Johnny
Isakson back to Washington for a second term.
An Associated Press analysis of unofficial returns showed the
Republican incumbent defeating Democrat Mike Thurmond, the state's
labor commissioner, in Tuesday's election.
With 14 percent of precincts reporting, Isakson was garnering 61
percent of the vote to 36 percent for Thurmond. Libertarian Chuck
Donovan had 2.5 percent of the vote.
During the campaign, the 65-year-old Isakson branded himself a
conservative in opposition to the Democratic administration in
Washington and vowed to cut taxes, control federal budget spending
and repeal health care legislation backed by President Barack
Isakson raised nearly $9 million for his re-election bid.
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