June 24, 2015, Atlanta:  Former Governor Roy Barnes  during a press conference talking politics and the Confederate flag on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at the Georgia Public Broadcasting studios in Atlanta, Ga. .
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Roy Barnes, Sam Nunn quietly donate to Johnny Isakson’s campaign

5:42 pm Aug. 4, 2016

Two prominent Georgia Democrats, former Gov. Roy Barnes and ex-U.S. Sen. Sam Nunn, quietly donated to Johnny Isakson’s Senate campaign in recent months, spurning their party’s candidate in favor of the longtime Republican lawmaker.

Federal campaign finance filings

Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., joined by Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., right, criticizes Republicans for not doing enough to stop gun violence, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. On Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015, Schumer joined Gov. Andrew Cuomo in calling on federal officials to set up a protocol to allow states access to the normally confidential FBI terrorism watch list. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

As expected, Senate turns back four gun control measures

6:53 pm Jun. 20, 2016

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate extended its long-running stalemate over firearms on Monday, voting to reject four gun control measures eight days after the largest mass shooting in U.S. history.

Georgia Sens. Johnny Isakson and David Perdue voted