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Senate Tracker: How Clinton's Growing Strength Could Affect Georgia's Senate Race06:03
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U.S. Sen. John Isakson (R-GA) talks with reporters on March 19, 2013 in Washington D.C. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images)
U.S. Sen. John Isakson (R-GA) talks with reporters on March 19, 2013 in Washington D.C. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images)
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The Hillary Clinton campaign is adding additional resources to the traditionally red state of Georgia after polls show a narrowing margin between her and Donald Trump.

In the U.S. Senate election, Republican incumbent Johnny Isakson is facing off against relative unknown Democrat Jim Barksdale, an investment banker, and an independent, Allen Buckley.

Although the Georgia senate candidates have somewhat distanced themselves from the presidential race, the national stage could have a big impact on the state race in November. Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with Celeste Headlee of Georgia Public Broadcasting about the race and what's ahead.

Hear more from Here & Now's Senate tracker series.

Guest

Celeste Headlee, host and executive producer of On Second Thought from Georgia Public Broadcasting. She tweets @CelesteHeadlee.

This segment aired on August 18, 2016.

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