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22 April 2010

Isakson Launches Opening Salvo Against Thurmond In Press Release

Wednesday, Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Michael Thurmond said he had never run a single negative ad in any of his campaigns for public office.

"Americans are sick of negative campaigning," Thurmond declared during a press conference at the State Capitol.

The presumptive Republican nominee, Sen. Johnny Isakson, must not have received that memo. In a press release, the Isakson re-election campaign suggested that a Democratic U.S. Senator from Georgia would be a rubber stamp for the Obama-Pelosi-Reid agenda.

U.S. Senator and Senate candidate Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., announced Wednesday that he is organized in all 159 Georgia counties and is prepared to aggressively campaign to represent the people of Georgia in the U.S. Senate for a second term.

"I am energized and ready to run a vigorous campaign that will give Georgia voters a clear choice," Isakson said. "Georgians will get to choose whether they want someone who represents their conservative values or someone who will push the Obama-Reid-Pelosi agenda of government health care, cap and trade taxes, skyrocketing debt, auto bailouts, government takeover of student loans, jobless stimulus packages, terrorist trials in U.S. courts and forced unionization of private sector employees by repealing their secret ballot."

GA GOP Sen. Isakson to run aggressive campaign. WTVM-TV. Retrieved on 2010-4-22.

So we now know Johnny Isakson's strategy -- portraying the Democratic nominee as too liberal and too out of touch for Georgia. The Isakson campaign has $4.4 million in the bank to hammer that message home.