Johnny Isakson

Flashback: How re-drawing Congressional lines backfired in 1991

Flashback: How re-drawing Congressional lines backfired in 1991

Republican lawmakers hoping to weed out their Democratic foes through redistricting efforts may want to take heed of redistricting efforts of the past when the shoe was on the other foot. As we reported last month, Georgia republicans have released a Congressional district reapportionment draft that adds more republican voters to the 6th Congressional District -- a seat currently held by Democrat Lucy McBath -- and districts Democrat Carolyn Bourdeaux's home out of the district she represents. This same tactic was used by Democrats in 1991 in an effort to keep Republican Newt Gingrich out of Congress. Let's take a…
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Find out what former U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson is doing now

Find out what former U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson is doing now

Former U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson launched a nonprofit organization Wednesday to raise awareness and funding for neurocognitive diseases including Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and related dementia. Isakson, R-Ga., announced his diagnosis with Parkinson’s in 2015 and retired from Congress at the end of 2019, midway through his third term in the Senate. “Upon my retirement, I have rededicated my life to serving the people of Georgia and the United States by doing everything within my power to help those who are working toward a cure for Parkinson’s and other related neurocognitive issues,” Isakson said in a prepared statement. “If our great nation…
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