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Georgia Senator to Seek Re-Election

Isakson, left, is running for re-election. (Douglas Graham/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Johnny Isakson will seek a third term in the Senate and will soon launch his campaign.  

The Georgia Republican will kick off his campaign on Nov. 17 at the Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta, according to an email to supporters. Only a week ago, the Peach State found itself at the center of the fight for the Senate. Democrats invested heavily in the bid of their candidate, Michelle Nunn. Republican David Perdue prevailed, holding retiring Sen. Saxby Chambliss' seat for the GOP.  

But that was an open-seat contest.  

Two years out, the Isakson announcement means that this contest begins in a far more Republican-friendly trajectory.  

Clyde McGrady contributed to this report. Roll Call Results Map: Results and District Profiles for Every Seat Get breaking news alerts and more from Roll Call in your inbox or on your iPhone.