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23 August 2010

CQ Politics: Isakson Now A "Safe Republican"

Bolstered by a large lead in the polls and a huge cash advantage, Johnny Isakson is now considered a "safe Republican" by CQ Politics..

. . .CQ Politics is moving the Iowa and Georgia Senate races that feature GOP Sens. Chuck Grassley and Johnny Isakson from Likely Republican to the least competitive category of Safe Republican. Democrats may have once held dreams of challenging Isakson and Grassley but in a cycle where a dozen Democratic-held Senate seats are now in play the national party will be hard pressed to devote time and effort to longshots like Georgia and Iowa. What resources Democrats do have to go on the attack will likely be spent on four competitive GOP open seat contests in Kentucky, Missouri, New Hampshire and Ohio that represent their best chances of picking up seats this cycle — and possibly avoiding a Republican takeover of the Senate.

McArdle, John (2010-8-21). Senate Landscape Shifts Farther in Favor of GOP. CQ Politics. Retrieved on 2010-8-23.

The last FEC reports filed by the Isakson and Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Michael Thurmond showed Thurmond with only $$110,061 left in the bank. Isakson is sitting on a hefty $4.9 million bankroll.