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Bernie Sanders to speak at Atlanta’s MLK tribute

6:00 am Jan. 12, 2017

The Martin Luther King Jr. commemorative service has long been a favorite stop for politicians. But this year’s event, coming just days before Donald Trump’s inauguration, will feature an extra infusion of politics.

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Sen. Johnny Isakson, center, chats with Lt. Governor Casey Cagle during a get-out-the-vote rally in his hometown of Marietta on Nov. 7, 2016.    Curtis Compton /ccompton@ajc.com

Johnny Isakson cruises to third term in U.S. Senate

9:24 pm Nov. 8, 2016

Johnny Isakson, a towering figure in Georgia’s Republican Party after more than four decades in elected office, easily secured a third term in the U.S. Senate Tuesday.

Multiple news outlets called the race at roughly 9:20 p.m.

The onetime real estate company president bested Democrat Jim Barksdale, an Atlanta investment manager who was a political unknown before he entered the race in March, following a sleepy contest that made few ripples during

U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson and campaign manager Trey Kilpatrick watch returns from his war room upstairs from the Republican Watch party at the Grand Hyatt, Buckhead, on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2016, in Atlanta. Curtis Compton /ccompton@ajc.com

David Perdue, if there’s a President Hillary Clinton: ‘I’m going to find a way to work with her’

8:49 pm Nov. 8, 2016

As we waited to see if U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson would escape a runoff, his Washington colleague David Perdue made the rounds at the Buckhead Hyatt Regency, where Repubicans around the state have gathered this evening.

Senator Perdue has been a major supporter of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. In a scrum with reporters, Perdue conceded that the night may not turn out well for his candidate. Said Perdue:

“He may not

Voting stickers await DeKalb County voters at the polls on Election Day at the Crossroads Presbyterian Church in Stone Mountain on Tuesday. Kent D. Johnson, kdjohnson@ajc.com

A final, final Georgia poll: Donald Trump, Johnny Isakson lead

1:22 pm Nov. 8, 2016

Chris Huttman of 20/20 Insight, a Democratic-oriented firm, just tossed us the results a small poll he conducted from Nov. 1 to 7 – so it just wrapped up last night. He worked with 541 respondents, so the margin of error is +/- 4.2 percentage points.

Check out the questions here. And the crosstabs here.

His presidential numbers will look familiar: Republican Donald Trump, 48 percent; Democrat Hillary Clinton, 45