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Isakson to resign from Senate at end of 2019 #602364
28/08/2019 20:55
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Apparently, Senator Isakson has Parkinson's disease. Praying for his health.

https://www.ajc.com/blog/politics/b...sign-from-senate/enj87JHOCYzQmQu0Pj3cnK/

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U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson said Wednesday that he will step down from office at the end of this year as he struggles with Parkinson’s disease, upending state politics and setting up two elections in 2020 for the Senate in Georgia.

Isakson, a three-term Republican, said he decided to resign because of the “mounting health challenges” that include several falls from Parkinson’s disease and surgery this week to remove a growth on his kidney.

“It goes against every fiber of my being to leave in the middle of my Senate term, but I know it’s the right thing to do on behalf of my state,” the 74-year-old Isakson said in a statement.

Gov. Brian Kemp, a Republican, will appoint a replacement for Isakson, who was elected to a third term by a wide margin in 2016. Though Isakson’s term doesn’t expire until 2022, the timing of his retirement means the seat will be on the ballot next year.


Progressives lack compassion and tolerance. Their self-aggrandizement is all that matters.
Re: Isakson to resign from Senate at end of 2019 [Re: TBP] #602369
29/08/2019 10:27
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Hillary's Vast Right-Wing Cons...
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Parkinson's is a horrible condition.


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Re: Isakson to resign from Senate at end of 2019 [Re: TBP] #602374
29/08/2019 13:29
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His health has been failing for a while now.... should've resigned earlier....much earlier.....


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Re: Isakson to resign from Senate at end of 2019 [Re: TBP] #602376
29/08/2019 14:51
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Any word on who the governor plans to appoint?


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Re: Isakson to resign from Senate at end of 2019 [Re: TBP] #602382
30/08/2019 14:28
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Originally Posted by TBP
Any word on who the governor plans to appoint?



rumor is Brian is considering Stacey abrams to finish out the term....


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Re: Isakson to resign from Senate at end of 2019 [Re: TBP] #602384
30/08/2019 17:38
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Re: Isakson to resign from Senate at end of 2019 [Re: TBP] #602385
31/08/2019 07:48
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That fanatic will run next fall.


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