November 01, 2004

Majette attempts last minute "October surprise" against Iskason

Georgia Democratic Senatorial candidate Denise Majette has pulled out one last card in her attempt to win tomorrow -- the race card.

Majette has put out a flyer in black communities across Georgia that allege that a company previously owned by the Republican candiate, Johnny Isakson, had been guilty of discrimination in the 1960s and 1970s.

As both candidates crisscrossed the state, the Majette campaign distributed information that accused Isakson’s company, Northside Realty, of discriminating against Black homebuyers in the early 1970s.

The company, which was founded by Isakson’s father and also run by him at the time of the charges, was found in violation of the Fair Housing Act by the federal government in 1970.

“The public needs to know what his record is and I’m not doing anything other than informing the public about the full story,” Majette said.

Isakson, who enjoys a double-digit lead in polls, responded angrily in Savannah.

“It's a pretty low person that would attack someone's father when he's been passed away for 11 years, and in the '70s my father was involved in a case that worked out just fine,” Isakson said. “My father was a wonderful man, I miss him to this day. I’m sorry she'd choose to take something like that and try and make it into something in a political race.”

Majette is the outgoing US Congressional Representative in Georgia's 4th district. Isakson has been a Representative in Georgia's 6th district, and presently enjoys a significant lead in the polls.

Posted by mhking at November 1, 2004 11:17 PM
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