Georgia’s Isakson readies run for third Senate term — and… | www.myajc.com

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U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson plans to formally announce next week that he’s running for re-election, putting to rest rumors that he won’t seek a third term in the upper chamber.

Georgia’s soon-to-be senior senator, who has said for weeks that he is readying another campaign, plans to outline his plans Monday at a statehouse event. The Cobb County Republican’s aides expect Gov. Nathan Deal, Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and state House Speaker David Ralston to be on hand in a show of GOP unity.

“If he can stay healthy, active and visible across the state, and put up good fundraising numbers, he shouldn’t be challenged in the Republican primary,” said Todd Rehm, a GOP strategist. “Johnny Isakson’s appeal to Georgia voters transcends party, ideology and normal voting patterns. He’s an icon.”

Isakson said in an interview that he has hired key campaign staff and is prepared for the long road ahead. He already has at least $2.2 million in the bank, and his aides said he’s lining up fundraising events to add to his campaign fund.

“Georgia’s been good to me,” Isakson said. “And I’ve tried to be good to Georgia.”

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