CU-Backed Candidate Favored In GeorgiaSenate Race

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ATLANTA - (08/12/04) -- Credit unions have staked out theirsupport for Republican Rep. Johnny Isakson, a heavy favorite in therace for the open Senate seat here. Isakson will face freshmanDemocratic Rep. Denise Majette, who qualified in Tuesday's primaryas the first black candidate ever nominated to the U.S. Senate inGeorgia. But Isakson is a widely expected to succeed conservativeDemocratic Zell Miller because of the increasing popularity of theGOP in Georgia. CUNA, which gave Isakson a $5,000 campaigncontribution this week, said the three-term lawmaker has been areliable ally. "He's been good to us, He's always been accessibleand we've had a good rapport," Richard Gose, political director forCUNA, told The Credit Union Journal.

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