ATLANTA -- Republican Senator Johnny Isakson has won a third term.
All eyes were on the polls and Georgia Republicans were hoping for good news for their GOP candidates. Around 9:30 p.m., they got some good news after the Associated Press called the race for the two-term senator.
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Supporters for Isakson and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gathered at Grand Hyatt Hotel on Peachtree Road in Atlanta on election night to watch the results roll in.
Officials from both campaigns shunned the idea that Georgia would be go blue in this year's elections, predicting the state would remain a solidly red.
An exclusive 11Alive poll projected Isakson was leading in the polls against Democratic opponent Jim Barksdale; that was made official on election night.
Meanwhile in the race for the white house, Republican Donald Trump had an early lead against Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in the state, but many projections called the race between Trump and Clinton too close to call.
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