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Failed Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams will not run for the U.S. Senate to replace Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-GA), who announced Wednesday that he will retire from politics at the end of the year due to health issues.
Abrams “will not be a candidate herself” for the seat which Isakson is leaving but remains committed to “helping Democratic candidates win both Senate races next year,” a spokesperson for the progressive darling told NBC News. Abrams’ announcement comes after revealing in April that she will not challenge Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) for his seat in 2020.
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“I will not be a candidate for the United States Senate,” she said at the time. “The fights to be waged require a deep commitment to the job, and I do not see the U.S. Senate as the best role for me in this battle for our nation’s future.”
Isakson said in a statement he underwent surgery to remove a growth on his kidney this week and is still recovering from a July fall, which fractured four ribs. The Georgia Republican also suffers from Parkinson’s disease.
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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,” Isakson said. “With the mounting health challenges I am facing, I have concluded that I will not be able to do the job over the long term in the manner the citizens of...
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