Latest Johnny Isakson News

While Trump rakes in cash, some Senate Republicans lagging

Oct. 24, 2019 1:10 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is raising record amounts of cash for his 2020 reelection. But that fundraising might isn't spilling over to the most vulnerable Republicans fighting to hold onto their seats in a narrowly divided Senate. During the third quarter, former astronaut Mark Kelly took in...

Lieberman’s son first Democrat vying for Isakson Senate seat

Oct. 3, 2019 7:57 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The son of former U.S. senator and vice presidential candidate Joe Lieberman is the first Democrat to enter the race to replace retiring Republican Sen. Johnny Isakson of Georgia. Matt Lieberman’s announcement Thursday says he’s running because he’s “fed up with...

The Latest: Jack Kingston joins hunt for Isakson Senate seat

Oct. 3, 2019 6:55 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on candidates vying to replace retiring Republican Sen. Johnny Isakson of Georgia (all times local): 6:45 p.m. A former congressman from Savannah is the latest Republican to join the hunt to replace retiring GOP Sen. Johnny Isakson of Georgia. Jack Kingston announced Thursday that...

High-ranking Georgia Republican woman seeks US Senate seat

Sep. 30, 2019 4:35 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The highest-ranking Republican woman in the Georgia legislature on Monday joined the competition to replace retiring GOP U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson. House Speaker Pro Tempore Jan Jones says she has submitted an application to Republican Gov. Brian Kemp seeking appointment to Isakson's seat....

Editorials from around Ohio

Sep. 30, 2019 12:30 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers: Flu is serious business; get your shot The Marietta Times Sept. 30 What is the most serious respiratory illness threat facing Americans today? If you answered "e-cigarettes" or "vaping," we commend you for keeping up with current events....

Former Cobb Chairman behind Braves move has died

Sep. 30, 2019 3:51 AM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A former Georgia county chairman who helped bring a baseball stadium to his area has died. News outlets report former Cobb County Chairman Tim Lee died Sunday after being diagnosed with esophageal cancer last August. Lee served as chairman from 2010 to 2016 and was the lead...

Georgia's Price seeks Senate appointment after HHS downfall

Sep. 26, 2019 6:04 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Former Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price is seeking a return ticket to Washington nearly two years after being ousted from his Cabinet post for excessive travel spending. Price has submitted an application to Georgia Republican Gov. Brian Kemp seeking appointment to the U.S....

Georgia congresswoman McBath says she won't run for Senate

Sep. 19, 2019 5:47 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Democratic congresswoman Lucy McBath said Thursday that she won't be a candidate in either of Georgia's U.S. Senate contests. McBath said she would instead focus on winning a second House term in 2020. The gun control advocate, who last year upset incumbent Republican Karen Handel to win her...

Everybody in the pool: Georgia flush with Senate hopefuls

Sep. 18, 2019 12:14 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — An up-and-coming GOP congressman is angling for a Senate appointment. A former congressman has hinted he's interested, too. The list of Democrats quietly mulling over a bid include a congresswoman and members of the state legislature. Then there's the Democratic mayor, former mayor, former...

Georgia governor asks citizens to apply online for US Senate

Sep. 17, 2019 7:07 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Who wants to be a senator? Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp is asking Georgians who think they have what it takes to apply online. Kemp will soon get to appoint a replacement for three-term U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, who announced that he's stepping down in December due to health issues. And he'd like...