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BREAKING: Another GOP Senator Retiring At End Of 2019

Georgia Republican Senator Johnny Isakson announced Wednesday that he will resign from his seat at the end of 2019 due to Parkinson's disease and other medical problems. 

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"I am leaving a job I love because my health challenges are taking their toll on me, my family and my staff,” Sen. Isakson said in a statement. "My Parkinson’s has been progressing, and I am continuing physical therapy to recover from a fall in July. In addition, this week I had surgery to remove a growth on my kidney."

"After much prayer and consultation with my family and my doctors, I have made the very tough decision to leave the U.S. Senate at the end of this year. I have informed Georgia Governor Brian Kemp today that I will resign my Senate seat effective December 31, 2019," he continued. 

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He confirmed that he will return to D.C. after recess ends in August. Isakson was elected in 2016. His next re-election would have been in 2022.

Isakson serves the chairman of the Veterans Affairs Committee

Now, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp will appoint a replacement senator, though the governor has not announced any potential prospects. Isakson still had millions on hand for campaign purposes.

This is a breaking news story and will be updated.

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