Sen. Johnny Isakson wins 2016 Georgia Senate race

Republican Johnny Isakson has beaten Jim Barksdale, a Democrat, in the race for the Georgia Senate seat currently held by Isakson.

Republicans kept control of Senate majority, fending off what was thought to be a strong takeover bid by Democrats.

So far, 33 Senate races have been decided, with Republicans winning 21 and Democrats winning 12. Going into Tuesday, Republicans held a majority in the Senate, with 54 seats vs. 44 for the Democrats. Two Independents in the Senate both caucus with the Democrats.

Isakson has served two terms in the Senate. He disclosed in 2015 that he was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.

Barksdale is a businessman and first-time candidate.

Georgia voted for Republican businessman Donald Trump in Tuesday’s presidential election.

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From staff and wire reports, powered by Heliograf, The Post's artificial intelligence system.

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